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.

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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DART Adds Service for AT&T Red River Showdown Oct. 6

This Saturday, The University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma clash at the Cotton Bowl in one of college football’s biggest rivalries. DART will be ready with additional service as thousands travel to the State Fair of Texas® to … Continue reading

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Discover New Ideas Today at PARK(ing) Day in Downtown Dallas

Last year at PARK(ing) Day, I learned how to make a bracelet from my old blue jeans. A local beekeeper taught me about honey bees and helped me plant wildflower seeds in a “pot” made from a toilet paper tube. … Continue reading

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DART Student Art Contest Works on Display at Plano’s Courtyard Theater Through Aug. 6

Thirty pieces of student artwork – all depicting the theme, “Oh the Places DART Goes” – are on display in the lobby of Plano’s Courtyard Theater through Aug. 6. The space, known as the Gallery @ Courtyard, serves as a … Continue reading

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Get Healthy: Reasons to Attend DART’s Older Americans Month Information and Health Fair

Have you marked your calendar and registered to attend the Older Americans Information and Health Fair? What are you waiting for?! We know you’ll have a great time! The event will be held Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at … Continue reading

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Register Online for the Older Americans Information and Health Fair

Are you coming to this year’s Older Americans Fair? Let us know. Now is the Perfect Age to Engage! Click Here to Register Online. Questions about the event? Visit DART.org/seniors or call DART Community/Education Outreach at 214-749-3494. GET REWARDED FOR … Continue reading

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GoLink Upgrades and Expands North Central Plano DART On-Call Zone

Starting March 12, DART’s new GoLink service replaces DART On-Call service in the North Central Plano zone. GoLink will provide customers personalized curb-to-curb service anywhere within the zone, including Parker Road Station. Customers can schedule GoLink trips using the TapRide … Continue reading

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Save the Date: Older Americans Information and Health Fair May 10

Seniors are invited to “Engage at Any Age” at the 24th Annual Older Americans Information and Health Fair, which will be held on Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Centennial Hall in Dallas’ Fair Park. Valuable health information, free … Continue reading

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DART Demos New Proterra Zero-Emission, All-Electric Buses

A prototype of DART’s new Proterra Catalyst 35 electric buses is in town for a visit and a final check. DART Board members and news media explored the all-electric 35-foot bus parked at DART Headquarters Tuesday afternoon, then took it … Continue reading

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