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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

August 26, 2008

10.8 million passenger trips

DART ridership sets record for third straight month

Three months, three ridership records for Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

July ridership on bus, light rail, Trinity Railway Express (TRE) and high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes reached another new high of 10.8 million trips eclipsing the previous record set in June of 10.4 million trips.

For the first time, DART Rail exceeded 70,000 average weekday trips for the month setting another ridership record. The TRE also set a record in average weekday ridership with more than 11,200 trips. HOV usage was up 45.1% over July 2007.

DART Rail: 70,487 (up 13.8% over July 2007)

Trinity Railway Express: 11,234 (up 19.9% over July 2007)

DART Bus: 157,244 (up 8.4% over July 2007)

HOV Lanes: 163,460 (up 45.1% over July 2007)


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