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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons, DART
Mark A. Ball, DART
Dee Leggett, DCTA
Joan Hunter, The T

June 5, 2012

Area transit agencies enticing commuters to "Dump the Pump" this month

North Texas commuters can swap a gasoline receipt for a week of free transit thanks to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), the T in Fort Worth, and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA).

Dump the Pump. Save Money. Ride Transit.

Old Downtown Carrollton Square
Thanks to everyone who came out to exchange a gasoline receipt for a transit pass!
Hawaiian Falls Garland
The agencies are working together to encourage commuters to try transit the week of June 17 -- 23. This effort is the local version of the seventh annual "Dump the Pump" campaign of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), which emphasizes the economic and environmental benefits of transit.

The three transit agencies will be meeting non-transit users at a variety of locations starting June 8. Commuters will be offered a free weekly regional transit pass in exchange for a gasoline receipt. The passes are good for any DART, T or DCTA fixed route service. The idea is not only to entice customers to try transit, but to help calculate the cost of commuting in a single-occupant vehicle. For example, a daily Regional Pass is $10, which provides access to all DART, T and DCTA bus and train services, including the Trinity Railway Express.

Using data from AAA, APTA researchers determined that North Texas commuters who switch to the region's transit network may save more than $9,000 in the annual cost of driving to work (based on data from AAA). Transit also encourages environmental sustainability. DART, T and DCTA buses run on either clean diesel or natural gas and DART's light rail fleet produces zero emissions.

Ticket exchange locations cover the region
Commuters interested in making the switch are invited to bring a gasoline receipt to one of these locations.

Friday, June 8
6 to 8 p.m.
NRH2O Family Water Park
9001 Blvd 26
North Richland Hills 76180

Saturday, June 9
2 to 4 p.m.
Old Downtown Carrollton Square
1102 W. Main Street
Carrollton 75006

4 to 6 p.m.
North East Mall, Center Court
1101 Melbourne St.
Hurst 76053

Sunday, June 10
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
McDonald's
I-35E at Ewing, 632 South RL Thornton Fwy.
Dallas 75203

1 to 3 p.m.
Hawaiian Falls Garland
4550 North Garland Ave.
Garland 75040

Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 15
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Highland Village City Hall Utility Department
1000 Highland Village Road, Highland Village

Monday, June 11
7 to 9 a.m.
Hebron 121 Station Leasing Center (Monday Morning Muffins)
880 Union Station Parkway, Lewisville

Tuesday, June 12
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Chick-fil-a's Dump the Pump, Rock the Rail
1711 S. Loop 288, Denton

Thursday, June 14
6:30 to 8 p.m.
City of Denton's Twilight Tunes
Downtown Historic Courthouse Square, Denton

Friday, June 15
3 to 5 p.m.
Vista Ridge Mall's Center Court
2401 S. Stemmons Fwy., Lewisville

Saturday, June 16
2 to 4 p.m.
Mockingbird Station Shops
5321 East Mockingbird Lane
Dallas 75206

2 to 4 p.m.
Irving Mall Center Court by Burlington Coat Factory
3880 Irving Mall
Irving 75062

3 to 6 p.m.
Railhead BBQ
120 S. Ranch House Road
Willow Park 76008

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Old Downtown Carrollton Square
1102 W. Main Street
Carrollton 75006

9 to 11 p.m.
Billy Bob's Texas (Ronnie Milsap Concert)
2520 Rodeo Plaza
Fort Worth 76164

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