Today, DART celebrates the anniversary of the launch of DART Pass, DART’s free mobile fare payment app. With DART Pass, riders can conveniently pay their bus fare from their phones. The app displays a digital pass on the phone’s screen, eliminating the need for a paper ticket or cash. Available on the free DART Transit app, DART Pass is convenient, easy to use and allows for faster boarding, enhancing the customer experience.
As of the one-year mark, 13,240 riders have downloaded and signed up for DART Pass, with over 153,000 passes sold. The most popular fare purchased is the One-Way Ride, with over 91,000 purchased, representing 59% of all passes purchased. This is followed by the Daily Pass, with over 43,000 purchased.
Riders can also purchase the increasingly popular 7-Day and 30-Day Passes, which were designed to offer a great value for those who ride DART more frequently, providing the best of both worlds: the convenience of using mobile payment and the opportunity to use extended day passes. Later this month, multi-zone passes and paratransit fares will also be available for purchase on DART Pass.
John Sisson, CEO of Delaware Transit Corporation, said, “Over the past year, DART Pass has provided our customers with the flexibility and convenience to purchase their bus pass on their cell phone. We have seen a steady growth in the number of customers utilizing DART Pass, and we hope to see more customers take advantage of the app, as we add ticket options for both fixed-route and paratransit services in the near future.”
DART is “Moving Forward” with DART Pass, the convenient way to pay. DART Pass is available on both the Apple Store and on Google Play. Riders can also download the DART Transit app, which provides access to DART Pass. With the DART Transit app, riders can also plan trips, view bus stops, and stay updated with real-time bus information.
For more information, please visit: https://dartfirststate.com/information/getting_there/fares/paymentOption/index.shtml
The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State. For more information, please visit www.DartFirstState.com or call 1-800-652-DART. Real-Time Bus Information and DART Pass, the mobile fare payment option, are both available on the free DART Transit App (iOS and Android).