Dallas Area Rapid Transportation (DART)


With a DART GoPass transit pass, riders are able to commute to campus by bus and rail with public transportation that is reliable and economical. Use your DART transit pass for your daily commute and forget the traffic hassles and the fuel and parking costs!  Also, use your DART transit pass to get to your favorite shopping, entertainment, and travel destinations that are easily accessible by public transportation such as NorthPark Mall, Downtown Dallas, Love Field, DFW Airport, the American Airlines Center, the Dallas Arts District, the Dallas World Aquarium, the Dallas Zoo, and many more fun and exciting locations.

SMU participates in a DART Higher Education Pass Program and all currently enrolled students are eligible to receive an annual DART transit pass through the Parking and ID Card Services Office.

Current full-time benefits eligible SMU employees can request their annual GoPass Phone App.

For more information on the SMU DART transit pass program click here

Information regarding how to use DART and DART  rider alerts click here

DART Vanpool and Carpool RideMatch Program Information

Six to 15 of people can share the ride to work or school for $335** a month for the group. DART Vanpool vans may receive a permit to park on campus without charge. For more information on the program managed by DART click here.

Once a van pool or ride match is set up by DART, contact the Parking and ID Office with Van Pool or Ride Share assignment details to arrange for the permit at no additional charge -  parking@smu.edu

** PLEASE NOTE: $335 for 15-passenger vans, $315 for eight-passenger vans

Price does not include the cost of gasoline. Vanpool participants are responsible for all fuel charges. Due to the high demand for vehicles and budgetary limits, vehicles will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

DART BikeTrans

Biketrans commuting combines the cost-effectiveness of public transit with the health benefits of cycling. It's an earth-friendly alternative to commuting in a single-occupancy vehicle. Let's examine how Biketrans positively impacts you and the environment.

** Bus Route 521 Please see DARTs website for route changes 

  • Two buses on route until 9am daily. After 9am one bus runs every hour on the 45 minute of the hour. 
  • On Saturday there is only southbound service route to City Place.
  • Visit 521 Information Page for maps and details.