Author Archives: Karen Ptacek

About Karen Ptacek

Karen is a Communications Representative at Dallas Area Rapid Transit. She is the project manager and primary writer/editor of DART's Inmotion newsletter and the annual Progress Report publication. She also contributes to DART Daily, Rider Insider and other newsletter articles.

DART to Richardson’s Greenville Avenue Road Reveal Event Oct. 17

Ride DART to the city of Richardson’s road reveal event, taking place from 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Arapaho Center Station, and view bike and pedestrian improvements to Greenville Avenue. Enjoy free Kona Ice snow cones, collect partner giveaways, watch … Continue reading

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Expect Crowds on DART on Columbus Day, Oct. 14

Quick quiz – What is the highest ridership day on DART Rail each year? You may be surprised that most years the answer is Columbus Day. Buy why? First, Columbus Day is a federal holiday, so people who work for … Continue reading

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Help Sustain the Environment and Ride Electric on DART Light Rail Trains

As part of DART’s celebration of National Drive Electric Week, we’re sharing interesting facts about our electric light rail system. You make a positive impact on our region’s air quality every time you hop on board DART Rail instead of … Continue reading

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Ride Electric on DART’s Proterra Catalyst Buses

National Drive Electric Week continues through Sept. 22. Join us as we celebrate the role  electric vehicles play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by riding one of DART’s 35-foot Proterra Catalyst battery-electric buses. Did you know Proterra buses produce zero tailpipe … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Drive Electric Week Sept. 14-22

Want to make the switch to a cleaner and efficient commute with an electric vehicle but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered. When you ride DART Rail, you are traveling on one of our 163 electric-powered light rail … Continue reading

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Tips for Traveling on DART During the State Fair of Texas

It’s almost time for the State Fair of Texas® to return to Fair Park in Dallas. This year, the Fair will run Sept. 27-Oct. 20. Since Fair Park is DARTable, our regular DART riders should expect to see more people … Continue reading

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Know Before You Go: Older Americans Month Information and Health Fair is Next Week

Are you are coming? We hope you are! Seniors are invited to “Connect, Create, Contribute” at DART’s 25th annual Older Americans Information and Health Fair. This FREE event is next Thursday, May 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Centennial Hall in … Continue reading

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DART to Host 25th Annual Older Americans Month Information and Health Fair May 16

Seniors are invited to “Connect, Create, Contribute” at the Older Americans Information and Health Fair, which will be held on Thursday, May 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Centennial Hall in Dallas’ Fair Park. This year, DART celebrates the 25th anniversary … Continue reading

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Ask DART: Why is DART Replacing the Light Rail Tracks in Downtown Dallas?

Why is DART replacing the light rail tracks in downtown Dallas? The original DART Rail starter system opened in June 1996. After more than 20 years of wear and tear, the tracks – also known as rail – are worn … Continue reading

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Downtown Dallas Rail Service Suspended for Track Improvements Beginning March 30

Buses will replace trains on weekends only starting March 30 when DART begins making track improvements and replacing rail in Downtown Dallas. The weekend construction will continue into September and normal weekend service is scheduled to resume in time for … Continue reading

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