Keeping 100 year-old streetcars in daily service takes a lot of work. Check out this behind the scenes video of MATA’s shop team in action.
Our signature tasting event returns October 12th. Click here for information on tickets & sponsorships.
Join us on March 28th to celebrate Bach’s birthday with live music.
Thank you to sponsors and attendees for making our fundraiser a success!
The M-Line Trolley was recently featured on CW33’s Inside DFW.
The M-LINE Trolley was recently featured on WFAA and NBC!
On Thursday, July 22, the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority (MATA) will celebrate 32 years of streetcar service to Dallas residents, businesses, and visitors.
In 1983, MATA was founded to return heritage streetcars to the urban fabric of Dallas. Two Dallas residents, Phil Cobb and Ed Landrum, began championing the idea after discovering tracks on McKinney Avenue that had been paved over and forgotten. On July 22, 1989, the McKinney Avenue Trolley celebrated the grand opening of its 2.8-mile route.
The M-LINE has expanded several times over the years, eventually reaching a total of 4.6 miles in length. The first expansion opened in 2002, extending the route north to connect to DART’s CityPlace/Uptown Station, followed by the construction of a turntable in 2011. The second expansion opened in 2015, creating the southern loop in downtown Dallas that connects riders to the DART’s St. Paul Station.
Learn More About The M-LINE Trolley
On July 31st, the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority unveiled its restoration of the oldest operating street car in the nation.
McKinney Avenue Transit Authority
3153 Oak Grove Ave
Dallas, TX 75204