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.

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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#DARTwithFinn to a St. Patrick’s Run, Parade and Concert this Saturday, March 16

If you’ve been following Finn the leprechaun as he travels to DARTable celebrations of Irish-American heritage, you may think he’s just a legend. But we promise, Finn is REAL, and he’ll be walking with the DART entry in the Dallas … Continue reading

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Let DART Be Your Sleigh Ride to the 2018 Dallas Holiday Parade

This Saturday, Dec. 1, there’s no better way to get downtown for the Dallas Holiday Parade than on DART for the magic that is the “Miracle on Commerce Street.” Come see floats, giant balloons, marching bands, costumed characters, clowns, dancers, … Continue reading

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State Fair of Texas Entrance Gates close at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 19-DISD Secondary School Night

Go early. Stay late. Ride DART. “Fair Day” is a long-held tradition in Dallas. The Dallas Independent School District closes its schools so that students and staff may attend the State Fair of Texas. This year, DISD Secondary School Fair … Continue reading

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Westmoreland Station Celebrates the Hispanic Heritage of West Oak Cliff

Since the beginning of DART’s rail system, the agency’s award-winning Station Art and Design Program has ensured its rail stations both reflect and serve as gateways to the surrounding community. For each station, engineers and architects worked closely with artists and … Continue reading

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