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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

March 3, 2017

DART Makes Plans for St. Patrick's Day Events

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is teaming up again with Uber, Lyft and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to make your Saturday, Mar. 11, St. Patrick's Day celebrations for the largest parade in the Southwest and 22nd annual St. Paddys Day Dash Down Greenville 5K easy and safe.

DART will be adding service with Red and Orange Line trains from Plano operating between 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. to Mockingbird, Lovers Lane or Park Lane stations. From Carrollton, Farmers Branch and Dallas customers can ride the Green Line and transfer to either the Orange or Red Line in downtown Dallas. Passengers riding the TRE can transfer to the Orange or special event Red Line trains at Victory Station.

Anyone looking for a ride to a public transit facility can use car sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Uber is offering $10 off the first two rides and Lyft is offering $5 off your first five. Click here for more information.


MADD warns that St. Patrick's is one of the deadliest holidays for drunk driving. Using DART, Uber and Lyft to give parade and partygoers a safe and reliable door-to-door alternative to driving themselves could prevent accidents and save lives.

Passengers who normally use Routes 502 and 583 at Lovers Lane Station will be unable to do so for much of the day Saturday. Both routes will be detoured from Lovers Lane to serve Mockingbird Station until approximately 6 p.m. or whenever Greenville is re-opened to traffic. Route 502 will continue to serve Park Lane Station. Red and Orange Line trains to Lovers Lane will not be interrupted during the parade.

A Local Day Pass is the best value at only $5 for bus or light-rail and can be purchased by cash or credit card at ticket vending machines located at all DART stations. Save time and buy your passes in advance by using the GoPass® mobile ticketing application for Android and Apple smartphones available free through Google Play or the App Store. Be sure to activate your pass on parade day before you board your bus or train.

Additional details concerning service adjustments for March 11 can be found at DART.org/StPatricksParade or by calling DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111.

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