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Thank you to all our riders and friends of the trolley for your support this year. We can’t wait for you to see what we have in store for 2019, our 30th anniversary! Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year full of joy, health and serenity.

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A vintage trolley is a unique place to celebrate any special occasion. Experience the unmatchable pleasure of your own trolley car gently rolling through Uptown. With more than twenty years of experience, we are able to make your charter more fun than than you can imagine. We can set up serving and eating tables on our cars and recommend local caterers to help make your event even more memorable. We also provide table covers, balloons, ice chests (with ice) and trash receptacles. You can bring your own entertainment, additional decorations and, on adult charters only, alcoholic beverages.

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About Us

Founded in 1983 with the intent of returning heritage streetcars to the streets of Dallas, the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority successfully accomplished that goal in July of 1989. The M-Line’s air-conditioned and heated restored vintage trolleys operate normally 365 days a year, providing safe, clean, reliable, and convenient public transportation free of charge (except charters) in Dallas’ vibrant Uptown Neighborhood.

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“The Crescent Rose” (Car 122). “The Crescent Rose,” or “Rosie,” is our smallest trolley car. Built in 1909 to a standard American design by the J.G. Brill Company of Philadelphia, Rosie began her service in Porto, Portugal, where she remained in service until 1978. Not long after, MATA Co-founder Phil Cobb saw Rosie operating in the San Francisco Trolley Fair and brought her to Dallas. Rosie is popular with our riders, but because of her age, she only sees limited service—she mostly provides backup to our other cars and operating during special events. Rosie celebrated her 100th birthday in 2009.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors: MATA would like to take the time to thank all of our generous sponsors who support us throughout the year.

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