DART News Release
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October 15, 2020
North Texas Public Transit Agencies Providing Free Rides for Election 2020
Vote and get a free transit ride! On select voting days during the 2020 general election, voters can ride free on the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Trinity Metro to cast their ballot. Below is more information for each North Texas public transit agency's Election 2020 free ride promotion:
For more information about DCTA's Election 2020 free ride promotion, visit www.DCTA.net/vote.
DART Election 2020 Free Ride Promotion
DART will provide free rides to voters on the following days:
Customers who need customized trip planning can map out their ride with the "Plan" tool in the free GoPass app or use the Trip Planner on DART.org. DART Customer Service is also available at 214-979-1111 to answer questions and provide trip planning information.
For more information on riding DART to vote go to www.DART.org/Vote.
Trinity Metro Election 2020 Free Ride Promotion
Riders can show their voter registration card or current Texas ID and ride for free during early voting Oct. 13 through 30, and on Election Day, Nov. 3. The transit services included in the program are
Tarrant County has multiple locations for early voting and a list of locations for Election Day. Visit the list of polling places served by Trinity Metro. For more information on Trinity Metro's Election Day free ride promotion, visit ridetrinitymetro.org.
How Voters Can Stay Safe When Riding Public Transit
All three public transit agencies recommend that riders vote early to avoid crowds. In addition, below are more tips voters who ride DCTA, DART and Trinity Metro should keep in mind to keep themselves and others safe this election season:
About Denton County Transportation Authority
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is committed to improving mobility, air quality, economic development and livability in the communities it serves. In collaboration with diverse stakeholders and partners, DCTA is a leader in advancing mobility initiatives to serve the ever-changing transit needs of riders. Formed in 2002 and funded in 2003, DCTA serves Denton, Collin and Tarrant County with a total of 21 fixed bus routes, 21-mile A-train commuter rail line, on-demand, paratransit and additional services. DCTA serves nearly 3 million passengers each year with connections to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Green Line. To learn more about how DCTA is shaping the future of North Texas, visit RideDCTA.net.
About Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is the public transit agency for Dallas and 12 surrounding North Texas cities. It operates a multi-modal network of buses, light rail, Trinity Railway Express commuter rail and paratransit. It is a global leader in the emerging field of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) which incorporates smartphone technology into fare payment and trip planning and scheduling and greater use of smaller vehicles. DART moves more than 220,000 passengers per day across its 700-square-mile service area. For more information, visit www.dart.org.
About Trinity Metro
Trinity Metro is a regional transportation system that provides public transportation to meet the mobility needs in Tarrant County. The agency offers connections throughout the North Central Texas region, annually providing 8 million passenger trips on buses, TEXRail, vanpools and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE), a 34-mile commuter rail line jointly owned and operated with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Trinity Metro is the sole owner and operator of TEXRail, a 27-mile commuter rail line that runs between downtown Fort Worth and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport's Terminal B.
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