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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

March 1, 2018

DART, MADD team up for a safe St. Patrick's Day

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) want you to safely celebrate the largest St. Patrick's Parade in the Southwest.

Enjoy the 39th Dallas St. Patrick's Parade and Festival, along with the St. Paddy's Dash Down Greenville 5K, Sat., Mar. 17, and leave the driving to DART.

Additional rail service will be added Saturday to 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.

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 when 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.

Customers can buy a day pass in advance by using the GoPass® mobile ticketing application for Android and Apple smartphones available free through Google Play or the App Store.

With safety the top priority, MADD says that there is no longer any excuse to drink and drive thanks to so many alternative transit options like DART.

For more information go to or call DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111.

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