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Morgan Lyons

July 28, 2003

Get on DART.org & get onboard -- FREE!

Wrap Up Summer with a Free Ride to Fun, August 24-30

It won't be long until the lazy, hazy days of summer give way to the back-to-school rush. But there's still time for a final fling, especially when you can take it on DART, and get there for free.

From August 4 to August 10, visitors to DART's website, DART.org, can receive a free pass good for travel throughout the DART, Trinity Railway Express (TRE) and Fort Worth T systems, August 24 to August 30. The free pass, DART's latest Route-of-the-Week promotion, is a great opportunity to wrap up summer at one of the great entertainment venues served by public transit.

"Summer will be over before you know it, so don't pass up the chance for a last round of fun before the hectic fall schedule begins," said Micah Causey, DART assistant vice president, Marketing. "Music, dance, theater and more are all within easy reach on DART, the TRE and the T. And a free Route-of-the-Week pass gives you a special entertainment bonus."

To obtain your free Route-of-the-Week pass, simply visit DART.org and fill out a brief survey. While you're at the website, you can plan your trip using the online DART Trip Planner. Just tell Trip Planner where you are, where you want to go, and what time you want to leave. Trip Planner will do the rest, generating convenient step-by-step itineraries and the best ways to reach your destination by bus, train or a combination of both.

Some entertainment venues offer DART destination deals - discounts and other bargains exclusively for transit riders holding a valid DART or T ticket or pass. Several hundred restaurants, shops and attractions offer deals all the time as official destination partners. They're listed in the free DART destination deals guide available on DART.org, at downtown Dallas DART Stores, or by calling DART Customer Service at 214-979-1111.

Dining, retail or entertainment establishments wishing to be included in the next DART destination deals guide update should call 214-749-2677. All listed destinations must meet DART guidelines for inclusion.

Route-of-the-Week entertainment destinations: a last round of summer fun
Here is just a sampling of the events you can ride to for free on DART, the TRE and the T, August 24-30, along with the closest rail station or bus route/s. An asterisk (*) indicates a DART destination deal is available. Contact the event venue for times and details:

Bear in the Big Blue House Live!
Majestic Theatre
925 Elm Street, Dallas, 214-373-8000, www.ticketmaster.com
August 24
St. Paul Station

Houston Marchman - 95.9 The Ranch Texas Music Series
8.0 Restaurant & Bar, Sundance Square
111 East 3rd Street, Fort Worth, 817-594-0959, www.959theranch.com
August 27
Union Station, connect to TRE to Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center, then to T bus Route 1 or 15

Jazz in the Atrium - The Jeffrey Smith Quintet*
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood Street, Dallas, 214-922-1200, www.dallasmuseumofart.org
August 28
St. Paul Station
*Event is free; DART destination deal discount available for exhibit admission

Shakespeare For The Modern Man: Lesson 2, 'Hamlet'*
Pocket Sandwich Theatre
5400 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, 214-821-1860, www.pocketsandwich.com
August 29-31
Mockingbird Station

Linda Ronstadt - Audi Pops Series
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street, Dallas, 214-692-0203, www.dallassymphony.com
August 29-31
Pearl Station

Dallas Morning News Dance Festival
Annette Strauss Artist Square
1800 Leonard Street, Dallas, 214-219-2290, www.thedancecouncil.org
August 30-31
Pearl Station

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