Ring in the New Year with Miller Lite Free Rides® on DART

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The Original Light Beer is once again teaming up with DART and Andrews Distributing to help Dallas residents and visitors celebrate New Year’s Eve safely. Miller Lite Free Rides® will be available on all DART buses and trains and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) trips between Union Station to CentrePort/DFW Airport Station on Sunday, Dec. 31, beginning at 6 p.m. with extended service until 1:30 a.m. 

For the 30th year, MillerCoors is helping consumers enjoy New Year’s Eve responsibly by offering Miller Lite Free Rides nationwide. Since its inception, the Free Rides program has provided more than 5.5 million people with a safe ride home and has been an important part of MillerCoors’ commitment to prevent drunk driving.

“MillerCoors believes drunk driving is preventable. For the past 30 years, we’ve remained committed to making sure consumers can enjoy Miller Lite and New Year’s Eve responsibly,” said Gene Giron, Responsibility Initiatives Manager for MillerCoors. “Through continued partnerships with DART and Andrews Distributing, the Free Rides program helps North Texans and their visitors enjoy the holiday season while providing a safe and free transportation alternative.”

The program began locally in 2015. Now in its third year, Miller Lite Free Rides has provided more than 70,000 people in North Texas with safe, alternative transportation on New Year’s Eve. Last year, more than 30,000 people took advantage of a Miller Lite Free Ride.

“Taking Miller Lite Free Rides is a great way for Dallas residents and visitors to enjoy New Year’s Eve,” said Gary Thomas, President/Executive Director for Dallas Area Rapid Transit. “We encourage celebrators to plan ahead and stay safe by letting us be their designated driver, courtesy of Miller Lite.” 

As part of the 2025 Global Goals MillerCoors developed in partnership with Molson Coors, MillerCoors aims to implement impactful programs to prevent drunk driving in every market where beer is sold. Designated driver and safe ride programs like Miller Lite Free Rides are critical components of meeting that goal.

“We’re pleased to continue our partnership with Miller Lite and DART to offer people safe and convenient transportation alternatives to driving on New Year’s Eve,” said David Holt, Andrews Distributing Vice President of Brand Building.

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Press Release by MillerCoors

For more information, visit dart.org.

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One Response to Ring in the New Year with Miller Lite Free Rides® on DART

  1. Travis Staley says:

    As a regular DART rider i appreciate this of DART to offer this services, But you know i use DART quite often to go hang out in nightlife places like (Deep Ellum) and it would be great if DART would consider maybe making a special (Friday & Saturday Night Late Night Service) just like this one on New years Eve because parking for one thing in Deep Ellum can be a disaster and local parking lots get full quickly plus people like to be out hanging out till 2 am when the bars close or they maybe at any the local music venues watching a show like Trees Dallas, The Bomb Factory, Canton Hall, House Of Blues and sometimes the shows end times are late after the time the final Light Rail Trains leave Baylor or Deep Ellum Stations. So that maybe something the planners need to consider thanks and other major city’s like Los Angeles Public Transportation systems run later for those evenings as well.

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