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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

March 11, 2013

Earth Hour means more than just lights off at DART

Earth Hour Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will show its dedication to raising environmental awareness by shutting off its lights and taking part for the sixth year in Earth Hour 2013.

For one hour on Saturday, March 23, all non-essential lights at DART's headquarters building, 1401 Pacific Avenue, will be turned off between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.

DART has been an Earth Hour participant since it began in 2007 and is making a difference each day with its 163 zero-emissions trains, 658 clean-fuel buses, 84 miles of high occupancy vehicle lanes, and numerous solar-powered bus shelters. In addition, a new 40-foot compressed natural gas (CNG) bus made its debut in January. It is the first of 459 to be placed into service over the next three years to replace older buses that have reached the end of their useful life.

Since the start, when 2.2 million people took part in the first Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia, Earth Hour has expanded to hundreds of millions of participants across seven continents encouraging positive actions for the environment and celebrating a commitment to the planet by switching off lights for one designated hour.

Learn more about DART's green initiatives by visiting www.DART.org/gogreen.

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