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.

Get the 411 on DART Stop IDs

Each bus stop and rail station in the DART System is labeled with a unique 5-digit identification number, called a Stop ID. The number is located on the sign. You also can find a Stop ID number using the online … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Take a Pass on Traffic

From the Summer 2017 issue of Inmotion: When Southwest Airlines joined DART’s Employer Annual Pass Program in 2013, Lonny Hurwitz, a network planner with the Dallas-based airline, signed up immediately. “I ride the Green Line and I choose to take the train to work for the convenience, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

College Factual Credits DART Access for Improving College Affordability

Recently, USA Today College published an online article from College Factual, a website that helps college students identify affordable higher education. Two schools that made the top 10 list are Southern Methodist University in Dallas and the University of Dallas … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Finding Solutions to Reduce Traffic Congestion in Plano

  Recently, DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas joined leaders from the City of Plano, the North Texas Tollway Authority and the Texas Department of Transportation at a press conference to share their efforts to reduce the number of vehicles on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

12 Ways to Drive Less

Driving around in your own vehicle is convenient, but it’s also expensive. When you tally the costs of gasoline, parking, tolls, insurance, maintenance and even stress, it can really add up! With all the transportation options now available, try out … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Navigate DART easily with travel tools

Traveling by public transit is easy, but may take a little planning when you are on the go. DART offers a suite of mobile travel tools to help you figure out your trip. Download the free GoPass® app – The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

DART Police Headquarters Serves the Officers Who Serve Our Customers

As part of both National Police Week and National Transportation Week, we’re showing you how DART looks out for your ride in our “Your Ride, Our Lookout” series. Today, learn more about the historic and environmentally sustainable building that the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Prost! Get Your Bratwurst on at the Downtown Plano Steinfest

This Saturday is your chance to fit in one last Oktoberfest before the month is over. Come down to the Downtown Plano Arts District for Steinfest, an Oktoberfest-style event hosted by the Historic Downtown Plano Association that celebrates outstanding beer, great … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Up, Up and Away – Plano Balloon Festival Lifts Off Sept. 23-25

Explore Plano’s signature community event, the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival, Sept. 23-25 in Oak Point Park. More than 40 balloons will take to the skies to mark the 37th year of ballooning in Plano. Getting to this DARTable … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Celebrate the Excitement of Plano Artfest on Sept. 17

Tap into your creative side at the Downtown Plano Arts District Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.! The inaugural Plano Artfest is a FREE community event for families and art lovers of all types. Taking DART’s Red Line to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment