Get Passes for Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Passes for Students
If you’re a UT Dallas student enrolled in the current running semester with a valid Comet Card, you can apply for a DART Student Transit Pass. They allow you to ride all Dallas Area Rapid Transit buses and trains, plus the Trinity Railway Express from Union Station to CentrePort/DFW Airport Station (TRE Zone 1.)
We begin accepting applications for the Summer and Fall semesters starting on the first day of the semester. We begin accepting applications for the Spring semester starting the previous December.
- Use the DART Trip Planner.
- Watch How to Apply for a DART Student Transit Pass (Video, 0:36 minutes).
- Apply Now >>
Passes for Faculty and Staff
If you’re a current benefit-eligible member of the UT Dallas faculty or staff with a valid Comet Card, you can purchase a DART Transit Pass for the discounted price of $600 (normally $800.) From December 1 through February 15, these passes are available for $300. Passes are good from January 1 through December 31, and allow you to ride all Dallas Area Rapid Transit buses and trains, plus the Trinity Railway Express from Union Station to CentrePort/DFW Airport Station (TRE Zone 1.)
- A completed DART Pass Application (PDF, 34KB).
- Your Comet Card.
- Payment in cash, check, credit card, or debit card. Unfortunately, payroll deduction cannot be used to pay for this pass.
You will be contacted when your pass is available to be picked up.
Your pass belongs to the University of Texas at Dallas and is good for you and you alone. Please do not attempt to alter your pass, duplicate your pass, or give it to someone else to use. The University reserves the right to confiscate your pass for its unauthorized use; DART reserves the right to prosecute you.
Lost or Stolen Passes
Before you report a pass as lost or stolen, you may want to contact DART Lost and Found (214.749.3810,) UT Dallas Police Lost and Found, or Transportation (email@example.com / 972.883.7777) to see if anyone has turned it in.
If you find a pass, please send it via campus mail to MailStop SSB21.
Report your lost or stolen pass to firstname.lastname@example.org / 972.883.7777 so we can disable it electronically. We will reissue your pass after you request so in writing, and accompany your request with a new DART Pass Application (PDF, 34KB). In addition, if you are a faculty or staff member, you will need to pay a non-refundable fee of $600; Depending on the month when your pass was lost or stolen, we may opt to pro-rate this fee. If you lose your pass three or more times, we reserve the right to stop issuing passes to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a DART Transit Pass to ride the Comet Cruiser / Route 883?
Can I upgrade this pass to a regional pass?
Yes. To do so:
- Request an Employee Preferred Pass Form or a Student Preferred Pass Form from email@example.com.
- Present your completed form and payment for the upgrade fee to the DART Store at Akard Station, 1401 Pacific Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202.
Can I keep this pass even after I leave the University?
Yes. Your pass will stay valid until December 31.
Is this pass refundable?
How can I avoid lines at the Bursar?
Call 855.883.7537, or text “UT Dallas” to 626.414.3210, to set up an appointment.
I’m a staff member taking classes under the Employee Tuition Assistance Plan. Am I eligible for a DART Student Transit Pass?
Sorry, no. Since you received a fee waiver that exempted you from paying the student transportation fee, you are not eligible for a DART Student Transit Pass.