Unlimited Access ends for state employees

Good afternoon, readers.

The Bus Blog joins state employees in regretting the end of the state’s participation in DART’s Unlimited Access program, which has enabled state employees to ride DART at no cost to them. The program offers major employers a way to encourage the use of public transit and reduce vehicle congestion in the metro.

The state pulled out of the program as part of a round of spending cuts approved last week. State employees can use their IDs to ride for free for two more weeks, through Thursday, March 31. Starting Friday, April 1, they will need regular bus passes.

DART hopes to keep as many state employees riding the bus as possible, and is offering a limited time 2-for-1 deal on passes for April and May. Buy a pass for one month, get the second one for free. The deal is only good at DART’s office, 1100 DART Way, and will not be offered at other bus pass sales outlets. Employees must show a valid ID to be eligible.

Questions? Call 515-283-8100 or email dart@ridedart.com.