Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Announces Seventh Annual Partnership with Earth Day Texas
DART and Earth Day Texas working together to promote alternative transit to EDTx Expo and Conference
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DALLAS (April 20, 2017) – For the seventh year in a row, Earth Day Texas (EDTx) today announced DART as the official transportation provider to offer an alternative transport option for environmental enthusiasts attending the annual EDTx event this weekend April 21-23 in Fair Park.
The partnership between EDTx and DART is designed to encourage attendees to take advantage of the affordable, convenient and environmentally-friendly transportation alternatives provided by DART to attend the expo and conference – as well as to continue riding with DART throughout the rest of the year to discover all that North Texas has to offer.
Nationally recognized as a top transit system and a pioneer in bringing low- and ultra- low emission transportation to Dallas, DART plays a critical role in reducing carbon emissions in North Texas with its all-electric light rail system and its fleet of compressed natural gas buses.
“This long-lasting partnership with DART is not only a reflection of our shared goals, but also our vision for a greener city,” said Ryan Brown, CEO. “Environmental education and awareness is our foundation and through this partnership, we can continue to encourage people to explore new, sustainable modes of transportation and lead healthier lifestyles.”
While a portion of attendees will arrive via personal automobiles, others will ride bikes, and still others will take DART’s Green Line to Fair Park Station, located on Parry Avenue at the entrance to the fairgrounds, or MLK, Jr. Station, located south of R.B. Cullum Boulevard and convenient to the MLK fairground entrance (Gate 6) and the Cotton Bowl.
About Dallas Area Rapid Transit
DART’s mission is to build, establish, and operate a safe, efficient, and effective transportation system that, within the DART Service Area, provides mobility, improves the quality of life, and stimulates economic development through the implementation of the DART Service Plan as adopted by the voters on August 13, 1983, and as amended from time to time. DART is a multimodal transit agency that serves 13 cities in 700 square miles. Annually, North Texans take 100 million trips on DART, which includes its bus, light rail, commuter rail, paratransit and van-pool programs.
About Earth Day Texas
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on environmental education and awareness, Earth Day Texas (EDTx) has created the world’s largest annual forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies and corporate practices that are reshaping the future. Founded in 2011 by Dallas-based environmentalist, philanthropist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, EDTx promotes environmental awareness by curating an atmosphere for conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. Attendees can also enjoy outdoor experiences, live music, environmentally-themed films and art exhibits, beer and food pavilions, family activities and more. Last year’s EDTx exposition at Fair Park showcased more than 800 exhibitors and 250 speakers, with more than 130,000 attendees enjoying the free, three-day event. For more information, visit http://www.earthdaytx.org.
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