Area transit agencies enticing commuters to “Dump the Pump” this month

Bring your gas receipt to Twilight Tunes this Thursday night to receive your pass for a free transit pass.

North Texas commuters can swap a gasoline receipt for a week of free transit thanks to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), the T in Fort Worth, and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA).

The agencies are working together to encourage commuters to try transit the week of June 18 - 23. This effort is the local version of the seventh annual “Dump the Pump” campaign of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), which emphasizes the economic and environmental benefits of transit.

According to DCTA, DART, and the T, by using data from AAA, APTA researchers determined that North Texas commuters who switch to the region’s transit network may save more than $9,000 in the annual cost of driving to work (based on data from AAA). Transit also encourages environmental sustainability. DART, T and DCTA buses run on either clean diesel or natural gas and DART's light rail fleet produces zero emissions.

Downtown Denton's Transit Center is conveniently located just a couple of blocks from Hickory Street Arts Corridor and is an easy walk up to Denton's historic Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square.  All over downtown Denton you will find unique local shopping, dining, and entertainment.

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