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Who We Are
The McKinney Avenue Transit Authority is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that operates the M-LINE Trolley.
The McKinney Avenue Transit Authority (MATA) was founded in 1983 to return heritage streetcar service to Dallas. From its first trolley in July 1989, the M-LINE has been celebrated by millions of Dallas residents, workers, businesses and visitors.
Our mission is to provide safe, reliable, and convenient, public transportation within Uptown and Downtown Dallas.
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- Education: We link the general public, students, and international visitors to Dallas’ history by actively preserving vintage streetcars and integrating them into everyday life.
- Equity & Economic Opportunity: Our free, reliable service connects DART riders to job opportunities in Uptown & Downtown Dallas.
- Sustainability: A car-free lifestyle is possible for our riders. We’ve also partnered with the Green Mountain Energy and ProStar Energy Solutions to further enhance our sustainability.
- Street Safety: Streetcars calm vehicular traffic, making streets safer for pedestrians. We also enhance walkability by making car-free living a viable option.