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Dallas partiers stay safe on New Year’s Eve with free rides on DART

Dallas partiers stay safe on New Year’s Eve with free rides on DART

DART rail and buses at night, Fair Park
Rides on DART will be free on New Year's Eve. DART/Facebook

Holiday revelers will get a free ride this year, thanks to a unique partnership aimed at providing a safe alternative to driving on a high-risk party night. On New Year's Eve, everyone can ride for free on Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE), courtesy of Miller Lite.

Miller Lite Free Rides launched 28 years ago and has provided rides to more than 5 million people across the country. This is the first year the program has been in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The free ride option begins at 6 pm on December 31 and extends until 2:30 am, when the trains stop running for the night.

DART also has an adjusted schedule for Christmas and New Year's:

  • DART rail will operate until 2:30 am.
  • The last TRE train will depart at 1 am from Union Station on New Year's Eve.
  • All DART buses will operate a regular schedule.

Below are some more particulars regarding holiday scheduling:

Thursday, December 24
The TRE will observe a Saturday schedule. DART Paratransit Services for customers with disabilities will operate regularly. Customers may call Thursday, December 24, to schedule service through Tuesday, December 29. Call 214-515-7272 and choose option 3 to schedule a trip. Next-day scheduling is also available using X-Press Booking.

Friday, December 25
DART will observe a Sunday schedule. TRE will also observe a Sunday schedule, which is to say, "no service."

Services for customers with disabilities will operate on a holiday schedule on Christmas Day. The DART Paratransit Scheduling Center will also be closed. Regular subscription trips are canceled on December 25. Next-day scheduling is also available using  X-Press Booking and the semi-automated voicemail.

DART On-Call will not operate.

Thursday, December 31
DART and TRE: Bus, rail service, and trains will operate on their regular weekday schedules, with rail extending operations until 2:30 am. A final TRE train leaves Union Station at 1 am.

Paratransit: Regular service provided. Customers may begin calling Thursday, December 31, to schedule service through Tuesday, January 5. Customers should call 214-515-7272 and choose option 3 to schedule their trip. Next-day scheduling is also available using X-Press Booking.

Friday, January 1
DART will observe a Sunday schedule. TRE will also observe a Sunday schedule, which is to say, "no service."

Services for customers with disabilities will operate on a holiday schedule on New Year's Day. The DART Paratransit Scheduling Center will also be closed. Regular subscription trips are canceled on January 1. Next day scheduling is also available using  X-Press Booking and the semi-automated voicemail.

DART On-Call will not operate.  

DART administrative offices, including customer care center and lost and found, will be closed on Christmas and New Year's Day. The customer information center will be closed on Christmas Day only. Customers needing schedule information New Year's Day can call DART's customer information center at 214-979-1111, from 8 am to 5 pm.

DART route and schedule information is always available at DART.org. Find TRE information at TrinityRailwayExpress.org.