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.

Downtown Garland Joins National Register; City Celebrates Oct. 21

The National Park Service has added the Garland Downtown Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. According to a city news release, the commercial district is the … Continue reading

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Find Your Stuff at DART Lost and Found

As a daily train rider, I’ve lost my fair share of stuff on DART Rail. My cell phone. My day planner. My niece’s puffy painted hoodie. Fortunately, someone found and turned in the phone and day planner. I don’t why … Continue reading

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Get Fit and Cultured on Richardson’s New Public ArtWalk

DART Rail riders traveling through Richardson on the Red or Orange lines can see the sculptures located at or near the Galatyn Park and CityLine/Bush stations. But did you know that Richardson’s Central Trail connects them with more sculptures along … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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