Video: “Asphalt & Steel”

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.

The M-Line trolley takes you straight through the heart of Uptown Dallas, where you’ll find numerous performances, shopping options, and other ways to celebrate the season.

The M-Line trolley takes you straight through the heart of Uptown Dallas, where you’ll find numerous performances, shopping options, and other ways to celebrate the season.

Past Event: Bach on the Trolley

Join us on March 28th to celebrate Bach’s birthday with live music.

Thank you! – Taste of the Trolley

Thank you to sponsors and attendees for making our fundraiser a success!

CW33: “Dallas’ best kept secret”

The M-Line Trolley was recently featured on CW33’s Inside DFW.

MATA Featured In Local News

The M-LINE Trolley was recently featured on WFAA and NBC!

In Memory and Honor of Dotty K. Griffith

M-Line Trolley Celebrates 32 Years of Service to Dallas

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.

Currently served by seven vintage cars, the M-LINE trolley provides more than 600,000 rides every year within Uptown and Downtown Dallas.

Learn More About The M-LINE Trolley

Restoration of Historic Street Car Unveiled

On July 31st, the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority unveiled its restoration of the oldest operating street car in the nation.