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Morgan Lyons

May 23, 2003

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

You've Got a Free Ticket To Entertaining Destinations, June 22-29

What can top the convenience of taking DART to concerts, theater performances and other events? Simple. Getting there for FREE.

From June 2 to June 8, 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, from June 22 to June 29. The free pass, DART's latest Route-of-the-Week promotion, is a great opportunity to check out the great entertainment venues served by public transit.

"Whether your taste runs to classical or pop music, improv comedy, street basketball or low riders, your brand of entertainment is within easy reach on DART, the TRE and the T," said Micah Causey, DART assistant vice president, Marketing. "And with a free Route-of-the-Week pass, you can't beat the price."

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.

As a bonus, 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 214-749-2661. All listed destinations must meet DART guidelines for inclusion.

Route-of-the-Week entertainment destinations: from highbrow to hoops
Here is just a sampling of the events you can ride to for free on DART, the TRE and the T, June 22-29, 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:

Dan Fogelberg in Concert
Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm Street, Dallas, 214-373-8000, www.ticketmaster.com
June 22
St. Paul Station

The Soundtrack of Our Lives: the music of Elton John - Turtle Creek Chorale
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street, Dallas, 214-526-3214, www.turtlecreek.org
June 22 & June 27
Pearl Station

5th Annual New Works Festival*
Kitchen Dog Theater
3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, 214-953-1055, www.kitchendogtheater.org
June 25-29
M-Line Streetcar from Cityplace Station

Justified & Stripped Tour - Christina Aguilera & Justin Timberlake
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas, 214-373-8000, www.americanairlinescenter.com
June 26
West End Station, free shuttle to American Airlines Center, or TRE to Victory Station

T-Bone N Weasel*
Pocket Sandwich Theatre
5400 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, 214-821-1860, www.pocketsandwich.com
June 26-28
Mockingbird Station

Midnight Echoes - Black Academy of Arts and Letters
Clarence Muse Café Theatre, Dallas Convention Center
650 South Griffin Street, Dallas, 214-743-2440, www.tbaal.org
June 27-28
Convention Center Station

Grease!
Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, 972-690-5029, www.eisemanncenter.com
June 27-29
Galatyn Park Station

The Music Man - Casa Mañana Theater
Bass Performance Hall
4th Street & Calhoun Street, Fort Worth, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org
June 28 Matinee
Union Station, connect to TRE to Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center, then to T bus Route 1 or 15

NBA Hoop-It-Up Summer Tournament
West End Historic District
1801 North Lamar Street, Dallas, 972-392-5750, www.nbahoopitup.com
June 28-29
West End Station

2003 Lowrider Experience
Dallas Convention Center
650 South Griffin Street, Dallas, 1-909-869-1964, www.six-four.com
June 29
Convention Center Station

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