Monthly Archives: March 2014

Say thanks and celebrate Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Have you said thanks lately to your favorite DART rail or bus operator? There’s no better day to do it than today, which is Transit Driver Appreciation Day. The holiday’s webpage, TransitDriverDay.org, even offers printable thank you cards with gems … Continue reading

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News bits: Add a bus stop to your diet

Short walks or jogs to bus stops or train stations can really add up and help lose weight, according to a column from Esther Cepeda, citing a recent study about ridership. Short walks or jogs to bus stops and train … Continue reading

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Rider Insider: Find things to do this weekend in D/FW

• Ride the D-Link (Route 722) to the Dallas Arts District Friday, March 14 for the Spring Break Block Party 2014. Starting at 6 p.m., join in with the Dallas Museum of Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center to … Continue reading

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Featured Tweet: Lost and (unfortunately) found at Arapaho Center Station

Maybe somebody was a little too excited about Pi Day? @dartmedia @DARTAlerts did you guys lose something? pic.twitter.com/TzRrQB9oLs — John Keese (@johnkeese) March 14, 2014 DART’s Lost and Found office can be reached at 214-749-3810 or by visiting DART headquarters … Continue reading

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News bits: DART’s GoPass part of the ‘transit ticket of tomorrow’

The race is on for the transit ticket of tomorrow and DART is one of the front runners, according to a recent story from The Atlantic. The story takes a look at the shift in ways transit agencies accept payments, … Continue reading

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Everything to know about riding DART to Dallas’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade, concert

DART is the official transportation provider of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and we want to ensure you make it on time and safely to the parade, concert and other festivities Saturday, March 15. Here’s everything to know: • Mockingbird … Continue reading

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News bits: Public transit ridership at highest level since 1956

According to the American Public Transportation Association, 10.7 billion trips were taken last year on public transportation, which represents a 1.1-percent growth and is the highest recorded total since the 50s. Since 1995, transit ridership is up 37.2%, which outpaced … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Attracting new riders with special events part of DART’s transition

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from the recently published Dallas Area Rapid Transit Year in Review for the 2013 fiscal year. Click here to see the entire publication. DART is in a major transition. Rail construction and system expansion … Continue reading

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Rider Insider: Find things to do this weekend in D/FW

• Take in WaterTower Theatre’s Out of the Loop Fringe Festival a short walk away from the Addison Transit Center. Featuring some of the best acts in theatre, music, dance and art from around the region and the world, OOTL continues to bring all three … Continue reading

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Don’t miss your ride: Set your clocks forward this weekend

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward overnight Saturday to Sunday to mark the beginning of Daylight Savings Time for 2014. Enjoy the extra sunlight, even if it does cost an hour of sleep this weekend. Read more about Daylight … Continue reading

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