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Economy Project: DART Ridership

By Sam Baker, KERA Morning Edition Host

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Dallas, TX –

Rising gas prices have convinced some North Texas drivers to give mass transit a try. Dallas Area Rapid Transit or DART's adding trains April 11th to handle extra passengers. In KERA's Economy segment, Sam Baker talked with Morgan Lyons of DART about how consumers and the agency will benefit.

Morgan Lyons is Director of Media Relations for DART.

In the Fort Worth area, bus ridership numbers are slowly increasing from a drop during the recession. But Joan Hunter with the T said the agency's monitoring numbers and is prepared to add buses and Park-and-Ride lot spaces if and when ridership levels warrant them.

For more information:

http://dart.org

http://www.the-t.com