Monthly Archives: May 2014

Rider Insider: Find things to do this weekend in D/FW

• Ride the DART Rail Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station Saturday for Kid to Do at the Dallas Zoo. The event is a family-friendly fundraiser with the Beatles-inspired theme “Love, Love me Zoo.” This year’s event will take place in the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo, Giants of … Continue reading

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Video: Maya Angelou recalls becoming San Francisco’s first black streetcar conductor

Many recall Maya Angelou as a civil rights activist, educator and author, but did you know she was also a pioneer in the transportation industry? At the age of 16, Angelou became San Francisco’s first black streetcar conductor. In a … Continue reading

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Destination DART: Angelika Dallas

Style and entertainment come together at the Angelika.  It features independent and specialty films in state-of-the-art theaters.  The Angelika participates in film festivals, hosts film discussion groups and builds awareness of the independent film community. Theater goers can catch some … Continue reading

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DART to DFW: Meet Lus Page, passenger amenities supervisor

“DART to DFW: Connecting you to the World” is a video series where you get to meet individuals around DART that are helping make the connection to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Look for a new person featured every Tuesday until the opening … Continue reading

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Rider Insider: Find things to do this holiday weekend in D/FW

Reminder: In observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, DART will follow a Sunday schedule and the TRE will not operate. More info. • Ride the DART Rail Blue Line to Downtown Rowlett Station, then a short walk to Main Street for the Rowlett Memorial Day Ceremony … Continue reading

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APTA: More than half of summer vacationers prefer to use public transit during trip

According to a new study from the American Public Transportation Association, 58 percent of vacationers prefer to “travel like a local” and take advantage of public transit while on a trip. Of those taking at least one trip on public … Continue reading

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DART makes the case for federal transit funds

DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas was one of three transit officials invited to testify before the US Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development about the need for federal funds to support transit system maintenance and expansion. Representatives from … Continue reading

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DART celebrates graduation of newest rail operators

Congratulations to Karen Jones, Brian Smith and Juan Torres on completing DART’s latest rail training program to become official DART rail operators. Students in DART’s light rail training program spend 10 weeks of early mornings and late nights learning every … Continue reading

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Destination DART: Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture

Built in 1892, the building made of large blocks of red sandstone is known to Dallasites as “Old Red”. When it was first built, Old Red served as the Dallas County Courthouse. Today, the Old Red Courthouse is home to … Continue reading

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DART to DFW: Meet Fred O’Neal, rail central support supervisor

“DART to DFW: Connecting you to the World” is a video series where you get to meet individuals around DART that are helping make the connection to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Look for a new person featured every Tuesday until the opening … Continue reading

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