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Become a Volunteer or Member

Volunteering with The McKinney Avenue Transit Authority provides a unique opportunity to give back to your community, and have fun at the same time.


Volunteers are active in all areas of M-Line operations, including Restoration, Trolley car Motormen (and Women) and Conductors as well as Overhead line work. There are also important opportunities in the areas of Newsletter production, Historical research and preservation, Maintenance, Administration, and serving on various Planning and Board Committees. Another way to get involved is to help with Special Events such as our recent 20th Anniversary Celebration. Becoming a part of the M-Line family helps to keep this Dallas Institution rolling along.

Whether you enjoy tinkering with antique machinery, woodworking, meeting people, operating a 100 year old trolley or just working behind the scenes, MATA has a place for you.


Your Membership helps the M-Line continue to provide trolley service to the Dallas community as well as preserve and restore the historic equipment we operate. Additionally, you will receive our quarterly newsletter delivered to your home so you can keep up with current events here at MATA. Besides the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to preserve a part of America's transit history, you get various premiums (shown on the application) depending on your level of membership. Members are important, silent partners in the best little trolley line in Texas.


The Membership application is being updated and is temporary unavailable. We regret 

any problems this may create.


We will back on line as soon as possible.


Below are the Employment and Volunteer applications.

Advertise on a Trolley

Uptown is a vibrant, upscale and growing neighborhood on the edge of downtown Dallas. It boasts 

modern office buildings, shaded tree lined streets and trendy townhouses, brownstones, condos and 

lofts. There are many outdoor sidewalk cafes and pedestrian traffic is high. Not only that, McKinney 

Avenue is a major automobile thoroughfare.

 

Tourists are also drawn to the nearby State Thomas Historic District that contains the most intact 

collection of historic residential structures of the late Victorian period in Dallas. The Uptown Trails 

Cemetery walking tour offers a visible and enduring link to history. The M-Line trolleys, running 

every day of the year are a unique, popular and eye-catching central feature of the Uptown scene. 


Your advertising on our trolley cars — interior or exterior — will not only help fund the 

M-Line's operating expenses, but will also reach an eclectic mix of Uptown residents, 

business professionals and touristsAds on our trolleys are a cost-effective method 

of spreading your message to Uptown and beyond.


To advertise on a trolley, click here for more information.