DCTA riders now have lower fare options when riding on public transit in North Texas. Effective Aug. 27, DCTA launched a local fare promotion to encourage ridership and offer an option to offset the increase in regional fares. DCTA’s fare promotion will consist of discounted ticket prices across its entire local fare structure.
Regional fare across North Texas is increasing by 20 percent in August 2018. That will affect regional pass tickets sold by DART, DCTA and Trinity Metro. DCTA will charge the same regional price to remain in partnership with DART and Trinity Metro, which will allow DCTA to continue to provide riders with the option to purchase a single regional ticket for seamless transit connections throughout North Texas.
DCTA recognizes the potential negative impact the regional fare increase could have on passengers and is launching its local fare promotion to help mitigate concerns and keep fares affordable for its ridership base. The local fare promotion will offer riders who travel regionally the option of purchasing two local passes for less than the current cost of a regional pass vs one regional pass at the increased amount.
Aug. 27 through Jan. 14, 2019, all DCTA local fares will be discounted in order to provide riders with best methods for saving on their overall travel cost. During the promotion, local day passes will be reduced from $6 to $3 and a 10-pack of local day passes will be reduced from $40 to $20.
Regional day passes are increasing to $12, but with the local fare promotion, residents can instead buy a DCTA local pass for $3 and a DART local pass for $6, saving a total of $3. In a similar interaction, riders can buy a DCTA local 31-day pass for $48 and a DART local monthly pass for $96, saving $48 on the regional monthly pass, which is increasing to $192.
For riders to best use DCTA’s new local fare promotion, the agency has developed a cheat sheet guide for the most commonly used and purchased fare that can be found on RideDCTA.net.
DCTA’s Local Fare Promotion will run Aug. 27 through Jan. 14, 2019. For more information about DCTA’s local fare promotion, visit RideDCTA.net.