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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

February 5, 2009

DART ridership growth trend continues

More than 1.5 million more people chose transit during December compared with the same month of 2007. DART's network of buses, trains and high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes provided 9.78 million passenger trips in December 2008 compared with 8.22 million the year before. That's a 19% increase.

Bus
Total = 3,395,400 (3.4% increase)

DART Rail
Total = 1,652,910 (8% increase)

Trinity Railway Express
Total = 215,689 (15.9% increase)

HOV
Total = 4,388,700 (40.6% increase)

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