The new way to DART about town!
All the convenience of a regular taxi, at a fraction of the price!Introducing Collin County Rides, a new transportation program offered by DART in Wylie, Allen and Fairview.
This new service is for any resident that is age 65 or over OR has a certified disability.
Collin County Rides
For Wylie, Allen, and the Town of Fairview Residents
Collin County Rides Demand Responsive Taxi Subsidy Fact Sheet
Service Area: The municipalities of Wylie, Allen, and the Town of Fairview comprise the service area. Registered residents may travel anywhere within these three cities and/or Collin County as long as either the origin or destination of the trip is within one of the three cities.
Connecting to DART: Travel may include connecting to the DART service area in Plano, inside Collin County. Connections to the DART Downtown Rowlett train station are also permitted, even though that station is outside of Collin County.
Service Hours: Passengers may schedule pickups and drop offs between 5:00 a.m and 6:00 p.m. Service is provided on weekdays only, beginning Monday, October 3rd.
Scheduling Trips: Collin County Rides demand responsive service phone reservations are available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. Reservation line: 469-470-2325
Call Center Information: Cancellations and "Where's my Ride" calls will be answered between 8:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. "Where's my Ride" allows riders to check the status of their vehicle on the day of the scheduled trip.
Program Code: When calling to schedule a ride, please give the Program Code: CCR2016 to the call taker to confirm that you are part of the Collin County Rides Program. They will be able to give you an estimated cost for your trip.
Vehicles: A variety of taxis will operate Collin County Rides. Not all taxis are accessible, accessible service must be requested at the time of scheduling.
Service Operation: Irving Holdings, DART's contractor, will operate service and will be responsible for call center operations, scheduling, dispatching, driver operations and management, vehicle maintenance, safety and licensing requirements, fare and data collection and reporting to DART.
Medical certificate or state or federal disability identifications required for proof of disability.
Qualified disabilities for Collin County Rides are as follows:
- Click here to enroll online
- Click here to print an application
Printed applications and documentation should be mailed to:
- DART Collin County Rides Program
P.O. Box 660163
Dallas, TX 75266-7271
- DART Collin County Rides Program
Subscription Trips: Riders who have regularly scheduled medical appointments may be eligible for subscription service. This service eliminates the need to call and schedule each individual trip in advance. A scheduling representative will be able to determine eligibility and assist in setting up a subscription.
Advanced Scheduling: All trips may be scheduled up to two service days in advance by registered clients. Return trips must be scheduled in advance based upon expected completion time. Monday trips are to be scheduled no later than the Friday before.
Same Day Scheduling: Same day scheduling of trips is not permitted.
Ready Time Window: DART will operate Collin County Rides service on a 0-to-20 minute window for scheduled pick-ups. The vehicle is considered to be on time when it arrives within the assigned 20 minute ready-time window. Passengers are encouraged to be ready ten minutes prior to the scheduled arrival time and are expected to board within the first 5 minutes of the vehicle arriving.
Assistance: You must be able to get yourself and any equipment you require into and out of the taxi.
No-Show: A rider is given a no-show when the vehicle arrives within the 20 minute ready-time window and the rider fails to board the vehicle within 5 minutes of the vehicle's arrival. Riders may be penalized for excessive no-shows.
Trip Denials: Trip requests may be denied due to capacity constraints or eligibility.
Fare: Fares are to be paid using the taxi debit card. Taxi debit cards may not be used for tipping. If the total fare is more than what is available on the taxi debit card, it is the riders' responsibility to pay the difference. $2.25 is the boarding fare plus $1.80 per mile. There is also a traffic delay time/waiting time charge of $.45 per every 1.5 minutes. Riders may be responsible for any toll charges the trip may require. Drivers will accept cash or credit card.
Guests and Personal Care Attendants (PCA): Registrants taxi debit card may not be used for accompanying guests or PCA's fare. There is an additional $2.00 charge for each guest and/or PCA. The driver will accept that fare from the guest or PCA in cash or by credit card.
Taxi Debit Card: Taxi subsidy may be purchased in $5 increments up to $100 per calendar month. Up to $400 of taxi debit value per calendar month, can be purchased at a cost of $100 to the rider. The rider is required to provide 25% of the card balance. The table below demonstrates how rider payments translate into the actual value on the card.
|Rider Payment||Taxi Subsidy Received||Taxi Debit Card Value|
The value stored on the debit card may not exceed $400 at any time, and it may only be used for taxi rides. Value can be loaded onto debit cards by credit/debit card, check or money order either on the web or by mail at Dallas Area Rapid Transit, P.O. Box 841901, Dallas, TX 75284-1901. Once loaded, the money cannot be refunded. Note: American Express is not available as a payment option.
- Click here to load value on your Collin County Rides taxi debit card (link opens in a new window)
- Click here to register your Collin County Rides taxi debit card (link opens in a new window)
Lost or Stolen Cards: Report lost, stolen or damaged taxi debit cards to DART at 214-749-3400. There is no fee for the first lost card, but a $5 fee will be assessed for any additional replacement cards.