Ask DART: What is GoLink?

GoLink is personalized, on-demand, curb-to-curb service when and where you need it. You can take it to work, run errands or connect to other DART services.


Where does DART offer the GoLink service?
GoLink operates in the Inland Port, Kleberg and Rylie areas of southern Dallas; in the Legacy/Legacy West, Far North Plano and North Central Plano/Chase Oaks areas of Plano; and in Rowlett.

On March 25, new GoLink service begins in Farmers Branch, Glenn Heights, Lake Highlands, Lakewood, North Dallas and Park Cities.

How do I schedule at ride on GoLink?

  1. Download DART’s free GoPass app from the App Store or Google Play. Already have the app? Update to the latest version so you can begin booking trips.
  2. Select “Plan” within the app and enter your location and destination information.
  3. Choose your desired trip option – GoLink will appear as a choice if it is available for  your itinerary. Then, continue the booking process in the app.
  4. Purchase a pass within the app, if you don’t already have one.

What if I don’t have a smartphone?
You can book your trip by calling 214-452-1827.

Note: Phone reservations must be made at least 30 minutes in advance. Reservations are accepted Monday-Friday, 4 a.m.-8 p.m.

 What are some tips for a smooth ride on GoLink?

  • Enter your current location and desired destination, either with our app or by calling 214-452-1827.
  • Be ready. Vans depart briefly after arriving at the pick-up point.
  • All GoLink vehicles meet ADA requirements, offering wheelchair lifts or ramps to accommodate riders with disabilities. Riders with disabilities may bring service animals on board.
  • Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a fare-paying adult.
  • Need to cancel a trip? Let us know before the van arrives, either via the app or by phone.

What are GoLink’s hours of operation?
GoLink’s hours of operation vary by zone, so visit DART.org/GoLink to find the schedule information for your area. GoLink does not operate on Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

How much does it cost to ride GoLink?

  • Ride GoLink at no additional cost with any valid DART fare.
  • GoLink only offers Day Passes for sale on board.
  • Visit DART.org/fares to learn about available pass types.

How do I get more information about GoLink and GoPass?
For more information about GoLink, visit DART.org/GoLink. For information about the free GoPass mobile app, visit GoPass.org. You can call DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111 to learn about both services.

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Cotton Belt Community Meetings are coming!

Construction on the Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project is starting soon. But before work begins, we want to keep you in the loop on the latest developments to the project and give you a chance to ask any questions you might have. That’s why we’re holding a series of Cotton Belt community meetings for all interested members of the public.

DART is determined to work with the community to make the Cotton Belt a transit solution that helps open up North Texas for everyone. That starts with giving you the most accurate information about the project, so we’ll be bringing members of the Design-Pre-Construction Management team to the meetings to provide a complete outline of the project, including:

  • updated alignment drawings showing track configurations, grade separations and station locations;
  • an overview of the Design-Builder’s early design and construction schedule; and
  • details of who you can reach out to if any questions or concerns arise while construction is underway.

Please join us at any of the four community meetings being held along the Cotton Belt corridor:

Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Parkhill Junior High School Cafeteria
16500 Shadybank Drive, Dallas, TX 75248

Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Richardson Civic Center
411 West Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75080

Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Element by Westin – Dallas/Fort Worth Airport North
3550 West IH 635, Irving TX 75063
(Park in North Lot by LBJ/635)

Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Addison Conference Center
15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001

If you can’t make it to one of the meetings, check out DART.org/cottonbelt to get all the details and shoot us an email at [email protected] to share your thoughts or suggestions. You can also get more information from DART Community Engagement by calling (214) 749-2543.

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Downtown Dallas Rail Service Suspended for Track Improvements Beginning March 30

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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 the start of the State Fair of Texas.

The closures will allow DART to replace track along Pacific Avenue and Bryan Street, repair and add additional rail crossovers, and repair city streets and drainage. The track improvements will create a smoother ride through downtown, eliminate ongoing maintenance issues and increase the number of areas where trains can switch tracks, which will reduce service disruptions.

Rail service will be interrupted on the Red and Blue Lines between Union Station and Pearl/Arts District Station, the Green Line between Victory and Deep Ellum Stations, and the Orange Line between Victory and LBJ/Central Station, and between Victory Station and Parker Road Station.

Six separate DART shuttle bus routes will operate during the weekend closures to serve the affected downtown stations. Buses will load and unload at the red “Rail Disruption” bus stop located near each station. Signs on the rail platform will point customers to these bus stops.

  • Two Local bus routes (932, 934) will stop at every impacted station: Pearl/Arts District, St. Paul, Akard and West End.
  • Three Express routes (931, 933, 935) will connect Pearl/Arts District Station, Union Station and Victory Station.
  • An additional Express route (936) will connect Mockingbird Station and Bachman Station.

Service and project updates will be available at DART.org/plus.

Shuttle Bus RoutesNot Depicted: Route 936 – West End Station to Bachman Station

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DART: Your Ride This Weekend

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Aye, laddie! Okay, we’ll stop. You’ll probably get your fill of cheesy Irish accents on Saturday, when the biggest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Southwest takes over Greenville Avenue. If you haven’t been there, you need to do that. If you have, we’re sure you’ll be back – by DART, of course. You can get to quieter diversions on DART, too, from plays and film classics to the opening night of a much-loved opera. And if after parade day, you’re still feeling Irish (Sunday is actual St. Patrick’s Day, after all), there’s a terrific traditional performance in Richardson. Read on for some DARTable suggestions.

Friday, March 15

 The Quiet Man is a classic, and the city of Garland is showing it for free. This is your chance to see the Duke (that’s John Wayne) and Maureen O’Hara on the big screen. Not only is admission free, but popcorn, candy, soda and water will be only $2. The event happens at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre, about a four-minute walk from Downtown Garland Station on the Blue Line.

The Night of the Iguana – widely regarded as Tennessee Williams’s last great play – opens tonight in Irving, and runs through March 30. True to form for the great playwright, the play grapples with some pretty outré stuff. A defrocked priest stands accused of inappropriate relations with a teenage girl. He lives in self-imposed exile at a Mexican inn run by a dissipated old friend, where the other guests include a spinster and her grandfather and an aging poet. MainStage Irving-Las Colinas presents the play at the Dupree Theatre of the Irving Arts Center. To get there, take the Orange Line to North Lake College Station, then catch Bus Route 401.

La Bohéme is about as famous as an opera gets. The Dallas Opera’s production opens tonight, with all the drama, romance and tragedy you’d expect from Puccini’s most popular work. Along with the beautiful, accessible music, there is a classic love story with a little darkness at its core. The enduring favorite runs on select dates through March 31 at the Winspear Opera House, about a 7-minute walk from Pearl/Arts District Station on all four DART Rail Lines.

 Saturday, March 16

The 40th Dallas St. Patricks’ Day Parade & Festival is pretty much the biggest party of the year. Whether your Irish heritage goes back centuries or only exists one day a year, the annual blowout on Greenville Avenue is not to be missed. The parade travels south along Greenville from Blackwell Street to SMU Boulevard. Get to the fun by taking the Red, Blue or Orange lines to Mockingbird Station; or the Red or Orange line to Lovers Lane Station. Either puts you within a block or two of the festivities. Just look for the tens of thousands of people dressed in green, grab a beer that matches, and enjoy the 100 or so floats. DART has added service for the event, which begins at 11 a.m.

While you’re there, look for Finn – DART’s own mascot for St. Paddy’s Day. Hard to say where he’ll pop up, but he’ll for sure be hard to miss. Grab picture or selfie, and post it to your social media feeds with the hashtag #DARTwithFinn. You can also check out Finn-related stories and pictures here on the blog.

Phenomenal Women is an exhibition featuring local emerging female African American artists working in a variety of media. A celebration of the strength, empowerment, love and talent of the sisterhood, the art show opens today at the African American Museum in Fair Park, and runs through Aug. 10. Take the Green Line to Fair Park Station to get there.

Sunday, March 17

The Young Irelanders brings together some of the Irish Cultural Academy’s finest Irish traditional musical and dance performers into one spectacular group. The young players (they’re all in their 20s) are world and Irish national champions in their disciplines. This will be a fun St. Patrick’s Day Celebration for the entire family. The performance is at 3 p.m. at the Eisemann Center, just across the plaza from Galatyn Park Station on the Red Line.

 

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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 St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival!

If you happen to get a photo of this mischievous sprite, share it on your favorite social media channel with the tag #DARTwithFinn. We’ll share some of our favorites on DART’s social media.

Between crowds and street closures, DART Rail is the wisest way to the Greenville Avenue parade and festival area. Take the Red and Orange lines to Lovers Lane Station, or the Red, Orange or Blue Lines to Mockingbird Station. DART has added service throughout Saturday to meet demand on a day when everyone is Irish.

Download DART’s free GoPass app to buy transit passes, plan trips and get next bus or train times from the comfort of your phone. If you purchase your passes in advance, don’t activate them until Saturday morning.

Learn more at: DART.org/SPD.

Dash Down Greenville 5K
At the top o’ the mornin’, well 8 a.m., start the day with the annual Dash Down Greenville 5K. Dress up in your luckiest gear and join the sea of green for the best 5K and post-race party this side of the rainbow. ‘Twill be a fine morning to celebrate with beer (must be 21 or older), food, a live band, cash prizes and more fun than ever before.

The run begins and ends at the Central Market at Lovers Lane and Greenville Avenue, which is right across the street from Lovers Lane Station. Packet pickup and race-day registration open at 6:30 a.m., and the 5K starts at 8 a.m. You’ll be done by 9 a.m. – plenty of time to grab a spot to watch the parade!

Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival
Forty years ago, the first St. Patrick’s parade rode down Dallas’ Greenville Avenue comprised of a few trucks and flatbed trailers to entice people to visit the bars and restaurants of Lower Greenville. Today, it’s the largest St. Patrick’s parade in the Southwest with more than 90 entries.

The parade steps off at Blackwell Street at 11 a.m. and travels two miles down Greenville Avenue to SMU Boulevard. Arrive a few hours ahead to get a good spot along the parade route.

While you’re there, check out the Mavs Corner and the Comerica Bank Family Zone, along with other festival events from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. taking place near Lovers Lane Station.

St. Patrick’s Parade Concert
Immediately following the parade, head to the Parade Concert for live music, located in a field at the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue, an easy half-mile walk from DART’s Mockingbird Station.

Forget the Irish drinking songs! Some of Dallas’ best cover bands – Poo Live Crew, Just Like Pink, The Nirvana Experience and M80s – will celebrate St. Patrick’s with 40 years of hit music.

Gates open at 12 noon and the show starts at 12:30 p.m. Tickets start at $22 and are available from Prekindle.

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March Capital Planning Projects Periodical

The Deal on D2

DART is always keen to hear from our customers and over the past year we’ve held a series of meetings about the D2 Subway to do just that. Starting with a stakeholder kick-off event in June, an interagency/technical meeting in July, a series of focus-area workshops in August, public meetings in September and several one-on-one discussions, we have been excited to hear all of your ideas and feedback. DART considers all of your contributions and uses them to shape the urban design vision for the D2 Subway, including station access portals. Missed the meetings or want more information? Check out DART.org/D2 for presentations and maps. Stay tuned for our next round of public meetings in April!

What’s Crackin’ On the Cotton Belt

2019 is going to be an exciting year for the Cotton Belt with the final project design set to get started in the coming months.  In addition to design, there will be a lot of activity on topics like the station Art & Design programs and neighborhood betterments. We’ll be holding a series of community meetings starting March 21 to make sure you have all the information you need as the design is finalized and before construction begins – check out DART.org/CottonBelt for details.

New Mobility Mentions

Have you heard? DART recently signed a five-year deal with Element Markets Renewable Energy to provide renewable natural gas for DART’s fleet of 650 buses. In addition to providing clean fuel to power our buses, the deal has the potential to generate up to $11 million in revenue for DART over the life of the contract by monetizing Renewable Identification Number credits. This revenue will be put to good use as we move North Texas forward. DART is also adding 41 new buses in 2019 to expand bus service and improve schedules and frequency as part of the August 2019 service changes.

The DART Download

There’s so much happening across the DART network in March that we want to keep you in the loop about:

  • We’re holding a Public Hearing on March 12 to discuss the proposed August 2019 bus service changes. Check out DART.org/meetings for details.
  • We will be operating additional services for the St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 16. For more information, go to DART.org/SPD.
  • Between March 30 and September, DART will be suspending weekend rail services in downtown Dallas to perform essential track improvements and rail replacements. Bus shuttles will be available. For more information, including details of which rail segments will be affected, visit: DART.org/Plus.

 

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Experience Irish Culture with Finn at The Young Irelanders Concert

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All March long, Finn is in search of DARTable adventures as he marks Irish-American heritage month. On St. Patrick’s Day, he’s celebrating by watching The Young Irelanders concert in Richardson at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts. The concert takes place March 17 at 3 p.m.

The Young Irelanders bring together the best parts of traditional Irish music, song and dance into one sensational concert. All of the performers featured in this festive ensemble are world and Irish national champions in their disciplines.

This concert offers a chance to see and hear what Ireland’s traditions look and sound like from some of its most talented young performers. The Young Irelanders have showcased Irish culture in performances across six continents and at internationally-acclaimed venues such as the U.S. Capitol Building, the Kennedy Center, the Sydney Opera House and many more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience true Irish culture with Finn. Of course, the best way to get to The Young Irelanders concert is on DART! Just ride the Red or Orange Line to Galatyn Park Station.

One more thing — join Finn at the Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival on March 16. Once you see Finn, grab a pic or take a selfie with him. Post your photos to your favorite social network with the hashtag #DARTwithFinn.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from DART!

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DART: Your Ride This Weekend

Ready for the 70s? We’re not talking bellbottoms and disco – we’re talking Fahrenheit. It’s true: After a three-day streak of near-record breaking lows, this weekend is packin’ some springtime weather. Perfect timing for a three-day Irish extravaganza in Fair Park. There are some great indoor performances going on, too. Leave the driving to us and take DART to these happenings. You can even wear bellbottoms if you want. We won’t judge. Much.

Thursday, March 7

Courtyard Texas Music Series ramps up for the season with the authentic country stylings of Pam Tillis. Described as “country music royalty” (she’s Mel Tillis’ daughter), Tillis has plied the path of tradition while adding modern elements along the way. She’s the perfect choice to kick off the free concert series at Plano’s Courtyard Theater, across Haggard Park from Downtown Plano Station on the Red Line. Look for more in the upcoming months – the concerts take place every first Thursday.

Friday, March 8

North Texas Irish Festival has it all: You’ve got live music, dancing, storytelling, chef demonstrations and lots more. This is one of the largest Irish festivals in the country; the family-friendly celebration of all things Irish and Celtic takes place in Fair Park over three days. Learn how to herd sheep, enjoy some Irish beer or whiskey, and talk in that adorable fake Irish accent you do. It seems fitting that the best way there is to take the Green Line. Get off at Fair Park or MLK, Jr. stations. The festival runs all weekend long.

Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope keeps the theme going. Irish history comes vividly to life through music and dance. Not just Irish history – the histories of America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand come into play, too, since they’re also part of the Irish story. After all, the Irish emigrated in droves to these places, crossing oceans to pursue a new life of hope. Celebrate Irish heritage by attending the event at the Irving Arts Center. To get there, catch bus route 401 from North Lake College Station on the Orange Line. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland is a celebration of the American icon performed by an Emmy-nominated actress and songstress. Ingersoll captures the emotional intensity and vocal power of Garland at her best. Backed by a six-piece band, she performs at the Eisemann Center for one night only. Get there by taking the Red or Orange line to Galatyn Park Station.

Saturday, March 9

Manon Lescaut is one of Puccini’s earliest works, telling the tale of a popular party girl in Paris. Too glamorous for the convent life that awaits her, she meets a romantic chevalier (knight) who sweeps her off her feet. But! Another suitor appears and, let’s face it, he’s rich. What’s a Parisian party girl to do? Well, it’s an Italian opera, so you can bet that things get pretty dramatic. The lushly scored performance is at the Winspear Opera House, about a six-minute walk from St. Paul Station on all four DART Rail lines. Tonight is the opera’s last performance.

Guadalupe in the Guest Room brings more melodrama to your weekend – in the form of telenovelas, which the title character adores. They help her forget her grief over her daughter’s death while she lives in her son-in-law’s guest room. Separated by a language barrier, the housemates bond in the most unexpected of ways, and come to an understanding that transcends words. The funny, heartfelt story of the healing power of telenovelas is playing at Addison’s WaterTower Theatre. It’s a short walk from Addison Transit Center, served by numerous bus routes. The play is running through March 17.

Sunday, March 10

Rainbow Vomit rides again – the fun art installation reopens this weekend. It’s a totally immersive environment full of vibrant colors that seem to have been “vomited” straight from the pages of a comic book. And sure enough, there are superheroes, along with unicorns and lots of other indescribable and touchable elements. The one-of-a-kind art experience takes place in a 2,600-square foot space in Exposition Park – at 3609 Parry, right across the street from Fair Park Station on the Green Line. It will be there until April 4.

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Hop on Board. Your Spring Staycation Awaits.

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Who says a spring vacation requires destinations miles away? Staying local can be just as exciting.

Whether you’re an art buff, adrenaline junkie or a shopping pro, DART’s your ride to North Texas’ one-of-a-kind destinations. So, stay local, hop on board and let’s go on a spring staycation.

Discover Art

Spring offers a prime time to view extraordinary works by famous artists. You don’t have to go to The Louvre or The Met to see beautiful art — the collections in North Texas can suit your need for visually intriguing entertainment.

Paintings at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas can add a little culture to your spring. Ride Bus Route 039 from the Elm at Field stop to the Bowen at Carlisle stop, and the museum lies a short walk away.

If doing rather than viewing is more your style, you can enjoy a painting class with a glass of wine at Sip-n-Doodle in Plano. Hop on Bus Route 452 from Parker Road Station and ride to the Parker at Premier stop. Sip-n-Doodle lies a minute walk away.

Experience free interactive entertainment the whole family can enjoy at the Dallas Museum of Art. Ride any line to St. Paul Station and the museum lies within walking distance.

Other options for an art-day-out include a trip to the Irving Arts Center, a 3-minute walk from the Bus Route 401 MacArthur at Finley stop,  or the  Nasher Sculpture Center, just a 7-minute walk from St. Paul Station.

Family Fun

Organizing the whole family for a vacation can be tricky. It’s a good thing riding DART to local attractions offers fun for the family without the hassle of ensuring everyone packed a toothbrush. Hop on board and let DART be your family’s ride to an adventurous spring staycation in North Texas.

Give the kiddos a wild spring in town at the Dallas Zoo, right off the Red Line, where you can get up close with a lion or make friends with a giraffe.

The whole family can get its game on at NickelRama Arcade in Garland that, yes, takes real nickels with its vintage and modern arcade games. Take Bus Route 400 from Downtown Garland Station to the Belt Line at Brand stop and the arcade is a short walk away.

For a little more adventure, take the gang to Summit Climbing in Carrollton, which offers beginner classes for the future rock climbing expert. Take Bus Route 536 from the Addison Transit Center to the Midway at Keller Springs stop and the location is a 7-minute walk away.

Learn something new this spring and check out a rare local film at the Angelika Film Center & Cafe in Dallas, a 2-minute walk from Mockingbird Station.

For a quick history lesson, you also can take the family on a tour at The Sixth Floor Museum, accessible from D-Link and a 5-minute walk from West End Station. You can also visit the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, next to the Museum Express Bus Route 743 Bush at Brinkley stop.

Enjoy Outdoors

Soak up the sun this spring and ride DART to outdoor adventures. Enjoy a picnic at Klyde Warren Park, a 6-minute walk from St. Paul Station.

Take in the sights and sounds of spring at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, steps away from the Bus Route 060 Garland at Whittier stop.

There are other DARTable spots perfect for joggers, picnic-lovers and Ultimate Frisbee fanatics like Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano, a 14-minute walk from the Bus Route 350 Jupiter at CCCC South Entrance stop.

We also recommend a trip to the Trinity River Audubon Center to explore their 5 miles of trails through three eco-systems: wetland, forest and prairie. Take Bus Route 466 from Buckner Station to the Great Trinity at Long Acre stop and the center sits a 12-minute walk away.

Top Golf provides all the fun of golf with some added flair. Earn brownie points among your friends with point-scoring golf games, all with the comfort of a food and drink menu and covered sitting areas. To venture to the location at Park Lane in Dallas, hop on Bus Route 502 to the Larmanda at Park stop and the venue is a 3-minute walk away.

Treat Yourself

Life can be stressful as work, school and chores pile up. Unwind and ride DART to treat yourself this spring.

Renew your body at Spa Castle in Carrollton with body scrubs, massages, spa pools and hand and foot reflexology. Hop on Route 534 from the Addison Transit Center to the Dickerson at MacArthur stop and the spa lies a 16-minute walk away.

Try a day of shopping at NorthPark Center and make sure to visit the Lush store to find a variety of products like fizzing bath bombs and foot soaks, suitable for a day of pampering. From Park Lane Station, take the NorthPark Center Shuttle Route 702.

At the end of the day, enjoy dinner at Eno’s Pizza Tavern and grab dessert at Dude Sweet. Hop on the Dallas Streetcar and you can find both locations at the Bishop Arts District.

Top off the perfect day with a night cap at the Midnight Rambler, a cocktail lounge in Downtown Dallas. After all, calories don’t count on vacation, right? Ride any DART Railline to Akard Station and the lounge is a 3-minute walk away.

Branch Out

A spring staycation doesn’t have to mean your own backyard. It’s okay to hop a city or two and branch out a little.

Known for its eclectic shops and interesting eateries, the city of Denton offers a variety of locations for an eventful spring.

Spots worthy of a visit include the infamous Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream (we recommend the Bees Knees on a sugar cone). The retro diner-style interior will give you a blast from the past just in time to stop into Mad World for some oldies vinyl. After your quick stroll around Denton’s Downtown Square, you can stop in for music at a live show at Dan’s Silverleaf.

To visit Denton, ride DART’s Green Line to Trinity Mills Station and transfer to the Denton County Transportation Authority.

If Fort Worth looks more like your style, DART can help you reach the city’s many attractions.

Whether you’re exploring the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Downtown Fort Worth’s architecture at Sundance Square or masterpieces at the Amon Carter Museum of Art, there are plenty of locations to enjoy on your spring staycation.

The city also plays hosts to other world-class museums that are a good addition to any staycation.

To visit to Fort Worth, ride DART’s Red or Blue Line to Union Station or Green or Orange Line to Victory Station and transfer to the Trinity Railway Express.

For trip planning assistance and more information on how to ride DART, visit, DART.org or call DART’s Customer Information Center at 214-979-1111.

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DART with Finn to the North Texas Irish Festival at Fair Park

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Why does Finn have a bounce in his step? He’s ready to see some live music, dancing, storytelling – and plenty of harps and fiddles. DART with Finn to the North Texas Irish Festival, one of our region’s great yearly events. Among the largest Irish festivals in the U.S., the family-friendly celebration of all things Irish and Celtic takes place March 8-10 at Fair Park. That’s right on DART’s Green Line, appropriately enough, which means you won’t have to park – or drive.

If you need more reasons to go, how about horse shows, sheepherding demonstrations, beer and whiskey tasting, and chef demonstrations? There’s even a colorful Scottish Village for those who trace their Celtic roots to the other side of the Irish Sea. Aye, laddie, now you’re talking! And you have all weekend to check it out.

Skip lines at the ticket vending machine by downloading GoPass®, DART’s mobile ticketing app. You can do a lot more than buy a DART pass – you’ll get trip-planning, next bus and train times, plus a whole bunch of other features. And you’ll never need cash for a ticket again. Get it at the App Store or Google Play.

To help you get in the Irish spirit, keep an eye out for Finn (he’s the jaunty fellow pictured above, of course). All month long, he’ll be taking DARTable adventures, which you can check out here on the blog.

You can spot Finn in real life at the 40th Dallas St. Patricks’ Day Parade & Festival. Snap a picture or take a selfie with him and post it to your favorite social media network with the hashtag #DARTwithFinn.

The North Texas Irish Festival happens Friday evening from 6-11 p.m.; Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sláinte! (That’s “cheers” in Irish – pronounced slohn-cha.)

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