Are you watching your pennies these days? Transportation can take a big chunk out of your budget, but it doesn’t have to. Check out all the options for getting to campus, and you may be able to save some dough for the things you want to spend money on.
Try Public Transportation
If you’re looking for an alternative to driving, why not give public transportation a try? Taking the bus or train offers many benefits — if you’re not driving, you can use the time to study, save money and help the environment. And eligible students can ride DART around town for free!
If you live in Kaufman County, Rockwall County, Mesquite, Balch Springs, Seagoville, Hutchins or DeSoto, you may want to check out STAR Transit. This bus and shuttle service can connect you with DART rail stations and, ultimately, to campus. STAR Transit fares range from $1 to $12, and all buses are ADA compliant.
Check Out Carpooling or Vanpooling Options
If buses and trains aren’t your thing, carpooling to work or class may be a solution. Sharing the cost of commuting (and zipping down HOV lanes) means everybody wins.