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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


DARTable Staycations Nurture our Environment

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal on a local day pass through August 10. Limited quantities are available using the code DARTABLESTAYCATION at checkout on the DART GoPass app.

Public transit is eco-friendly by nature by taking cars off congested roadways and reducing harmful greenhouse and air pollutant gases that contribute to air quality problems. DART takes every measure to ensure its activities in the community have minimal impact on the environment, as well.

Reducing our Carbon Footprint: DART operates seven zero-emission, all-electric buses, as well as electric light rail trains and the battery-electric Dallas Streetcar vehicles, which are zero-emission vehicles.

Promoting Clean Air with Compressed Natural Gas Buses: DART’s bus fleet uses clean-burning, compressed natural gas, which promotes clean air and reduces fuel costs.

Conserving Water: Keeping DART’s nearly 600 buses clean and ready to serve the public is a round-the-clock operation. To conserve water, DART captures all of the water used in the wash as it drains into the floor. Up to 75 percent of the water is reclaimed, processed by a filtration system and later reused.

Enriching the Environment: DART has reduced landscaping costs and lowered its water consumption by using native and adapted plants at rail stations and transit centers that are more drought-tolerant and will require less pruning and replanting.

Using Solar Power: The lights in approximately 90 percent of DART passenger shelters are solar-powered and the agency has 120 freestanding solar lights at bus stops throughout the system.

Recycling Materials: The agency recycles up to 22,000 gallons of antifreeze per year, and recycles all plastic jugs, aluminum cans and tons of paper.

Encouraging DARTable Staycations: North Texans can do their part for the environment by driving less and riding DART instead. With kids out of school for the summer and parents looking for ways to entertain them, now is a great time to explore DARTable activities throughout North Texas using public transit.

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