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TANF Cash Help Benefits and DART Passes

Texans who get TANF cash help benefits are given a Lone Star Card by the state of Texas. The Lone Star Card is an Electronic Benefit Transfer card that is used like a debit card. Learn more about the Lone Star Card.

Purchase DART Passes with the Lone Star Card

People who get TANF are able to use their Lone Star Card to purchase DART Monthly passes at reduced rates. These are standard DART passes, not Reduced Fare passes. When the card is swiped, the cashier enters the appropriate fare ($48 for Local Pass, $96 for Regional Pass) and the purchaser is issued a Local or Regional pass.

A person with TANF benefits and a Lone Star Card might not be able to buy a DART pass if:
  • There are no TANF benefit funds in the person's Lone Star Card account.
  • There aren't enough TANF benefit funds in the person's Lone Star Card account.
  • A store doesn't accept the Lone Star Card for DART pass purchases.
Note: Effective April 20, 2019, DART will no longer offer monthly passes at Pass Outlet locations. Monthly passes will be available for purchase at the DART Store at Akard Station.

DART Store / 1401 Pacific (Akard Rail Station) / Dallas / 75202 /
    DART Store at Akard Station open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays

for purchase of DART passes are listed below

Click on an outlet address to view location map in a new browser window.
Courtesy of Google Maps


Fiesta / 1235 S. Josey Lane


Carnival / 3460 Webb Chapel
DART Store / 1401 Pacific Ave (at Akard Station)
El Mercado Azteca / 323 Golden Triangle S.C.
El Mercado Azteca / 6015 Lindsley Ave.
El Mercado Azteca / 333 S. St. Augustine
Fiesta / 6401 Abrams Road
Fiesta / 2951 S. Buckner Blvd.
Fiesta / 11445 Garland Road
Fiesta / 3434 W. Illinois Ave.
Fiesta / 611 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fiesta / 3030 S. Lancaster Road
Fiesta / 2225 W. Ledbetter
Fiesta / 5334 Ross Ave.
Fiesta / 8060 Spring Valley Road
Fiesta / 9727 Webb Chapel Road
Jerry's Supermarket / 2314 W. Illinois Ave.
Jerry's Supermarket / 532 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Jerry's Supermarket / 1719 Singleton
Kroger / 4901 Maple Ave.
Malone's Cost Plus / 4800 Columbia Ave.
Malone's Cost Plus / 7007 Lake June Road


El Mercado Azteca / 1540 S. First St.
Fiesta / 2940 S. First St.


Fiesta / 1145 W. Airport Frwy.
Fiesta / 975 E. Irving Blvd.


Fiesta / 1200 E. Parker Road


Fiesta / 1332 S. Plano Road

Learn more about the Lone Star Card

Texas residents may learn whether they are eligible for benefits here:

Learn what SNAP and TANF pay for here:

SNAP is the new name for the Food Stamp program.
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) is cash benefits.

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