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.

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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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

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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

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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

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Pack a Picnic and Enjoy Laughs by the Lake on Sept. 2

Load up the wagon and rolling cooler and ride DART to Laughs at the Lake on the banks of Lake Carolyn in Irving’s Las Colinas Urban Center. This FREE event, which goes from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, includes … Continue reading

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High School Students Can Ride DART Reduced on Weekdays Only

A valid high school ID is often a great way to get discounts at places like fast food restaurants, clothing stores, technology retailers, movie theaters and museums. That same ID can mean a discount on DART, too. Many high school students … Continue reading

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DART Guide to North Dallas Shopping

Dallas is renowned for many things, and one of those is shopping. Yes, there are quaint shops in the historic downtowns of Carrollton, Garland and Plano. There are funky boutiques and galleries in Deep Ellum and the Bishop Arts District. … Continue reading

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Chocoholics Unite! Check out these decadent destinations

Whether you are looking for a unique gift, a birthday surprise or the ultimate indulgence, these sweet DARTable destinations offer some of the best delectable desserts in North Texas.   CocoAndré Chocolatier Bishop Arts District (D-Link until Aug. 27 and … Continue reading

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Explore Downtown Dallas on D-Link

When the temperatures are high, the cool way to explore the city center is using D-Link. In town on business or just for the day, D-Link Route 722 is your free connection to dining, cultural, arts, historical and more destinations … Continue reading

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DART to DFW: Connecting You to the World

  North Texas transportation changed forever in August 2014 when the DART Rail Orange Line arrived at Terminal A at DFW Airport. DART became one of only a handful of transit systems in the country to connect a major airport … Continue reading

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