DART fare is $2.50, one way, and may be paid with cash, tickets, or a monthly pass.
If paying by cash, you must have exact change (drivers don’t make change).
Ticket books cost $50 and contain 20 tickets (20 tickets X $2.50 each)
A monthly DART Pass costs $90.00 and is good for unlimited rides during the month for which it’s valid. Passes generally provide the best value for people who ride four or more times per week (round trip).
When you transfer to other paratransit systems in the Puget Sound area, you only need to pay a fare to the agency you are registered with.
For example, if you book a trip with DART to go from Lynnwood to Tacoma, you first ride DART, then King County Access and then Pierce Transit Shuttle down to Tacoma. During this trip you only pay the current fare on DART. The same is true for the return trip. You only pay on DART on your return trip.
A Personal Care Attendant (PCA) is someone who travels with a passenger who cannot travel alone. If you need a PCA to travel with you on DART, be sure to note this on your DART application and in your eligibility interview.
The PCA rides free and must get on and off at the same time and place as the passenger. DART cannot wait additional time for your PCA.
If you plan to have a PCA with you when riding, be sure to tell DART when booking your trip.
DART does not provide Personal Care Attendants. The driver cannot serve as your attendant.
Please tell DART when you request your trip if a pet or service animal will travel with you.
A service animal must be under the control of its handler at all times. A service animal must have a harness, leash, or other tether.
If the handler is unable to use a harness, leash or other tether because of a disability, the service animal must be otherwise under the handler's control (for example: voice control, signals, or other effective means).
Small pets may travel with their owners if they are in a suitable pet carrier. Larger pets must be on a leash and have a commercially produced muzzle that covers the mouth.
Animals and carriers must be at the handler's feet, out of the aisle, and cannot occupy a seat.
The combined weight of the user, mobility device and all belongings and accessories cannot exceed the capacity of the lift (most lifts have a capacity between 600 and 800 pounds). Your mobility device must not extend into the aisle after being secured.
Please ensure your wheelchair or other mobility device is in good working condition. If we determine your mobility device is unsafe, we will discuss your travel options with you.
Your mobility device may be unsafe if:
The wheels or other parts are loose or dangerous
One or more tires are flat
One or both brakes do not hold the wheels
The battery on a power wheelchair or scooter is dead
If you use a manual wheelchair, you may wish to bring a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) if you need help over rough terrain or steep slopes or if the combined weight of you and your manual chair exceeds what assistance our drivers can safely provide. These conditions may be a safety hazard to you, the driver, and the vehicle. Drivers will not push power chairs or scooters.
Call DART if you have an oversized mobility device or if you have concerns or questions. Let us know if you change your mobility device at any time.
If you use a mobility device and you have steps at your residence or destination, arrange for someone to help you up and down the steps.
It is safest for you to sit in a bus seat while riding DART. We will help you to a seat and make sure your device is safely secured.
DART transports passengers who use portable medical equipment, such as oxygen. For your safety, the driver cannot help you onto the vehicle and carry the equipment at the same time. Drivers are not medically certified and cannot give oxygen or help you use any other life support equipment. If your equipment is bulky in size or shape, and you are not able to carry it or use it by yourself, someone must travel with you to assist with these needs.
You must be able to either hold your equipment, or the equipment must be secured on the vehicle. We cannot transport equipment that cannot be safely transported.