DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Area Rapid Transit is once again providing free trips to voting locations across the service area.
DART announced Monday it is adding a free shuttle service for voters traveling to the Dallas County Election Department, 1520 Round Table Drive, beginning Monday, October 19 through Election Day, November 3.READ MORE: Dallas Man Sentenced In Crash That Killed Mississippi Woman, After Admitting To Driving Drunk
The new service is provided through a joint effort by DART and the Dallas County Election Department to assist the record turnout of early voters and those currently dropping off ballots.
Meantime, voters can get to other polling locations riding at no charge on all DART bus, light rail, Dallas Streetcar, GoLink and Paratransit service and on the Trinity Railway Express between EBJ Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station.
DART will provide free rides to voters on the following days:
Early voting on Saturday, Oct. 24.
Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Free DART service will be available all day to help people get to their polling location.
American Airlines Center (AAC) Election Super Center
Dallas County voters can ride DART Rail’s Green or Orange lines or the TRE right to Victory Station at the American Airlines Center, which is hosting a mega voting center on Election Day as part of the Election Super Center Project.READ MORE: Odessa Police Investigating After Men Steal Large Toy Turtle From Indoor Playground
Plan Your Trip on DART to a Voting Location
Customers who need customized trip planning can map out their ride with the “Plan” tool in the free GoPass app or use the Trip Planner on DART.org. DART Customer Service is also available at 214-979-1111 to answer questions and provide trip planning information.
If you plan your trip directly in Google Maps, enter the voting location as your destination and choose the Transit option (train icon) to get travel directions using DART.
Tips for a Safe Voting Experience
Wear a face mask while riding DART and while at the voting location. If you forget your mask, please take one from the face mask dispensers located on DART trains and buses.
Carry hand sanitizer with you and use it before and after your visit to the voting location, and especially after you use the voting machine. DART has hand sanitizer dispensers on board its buses and trains.
Bring your own sanitized pen to sign any forms.
Wash your hands with soap and water as soon as you can after leaving the voting location.
Consider voting early so you can avoid crowds and practice social distancing.MORE NEWS: Former President George W. Bush Criticizes Republican Isolationism, Anti-Immigration Rhetoric
For more information on riding DART to vote, click here.