Service Reminder: There will be no evening MTD service on Christmas Eve, December 24. There will be no MTD service at all on Christmas Day, December 25. Thank you for your understanding and Merry Christmas!
Congratulations to the Fighting Illini Football Team who were chosen to play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl this Friday, December 26 at noon! MTD’s transit friends in Dallas, DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit), provided us with detailed travel information for incoming Illini fans.
Green Line is Your Green Light
DART provides fans with an easy and stress-free means of travel to the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. DART light rail provides service directly to the “heart” of the game featuring Louisiana Tech from Conference USA and Big Ten Conference member Illinois. Here’s a spotlight on transport to the stadium.
Fighting Illini fans can purchase a $5 Local Day Pass, which works for both DART Rail and buses, by cash or credit card at ticket vending machines located at all DART stations. You can save a step and purchase a day pass in advance with DART’s GoPass℠. This free mobile ticketing application is available for download through Google Play or the Apple App Store.
Fans can get to the stadium by way of two different Green Line stations. One is called Fair Park Station (pictured) and is located on Parry Avenue at the fairgrounds entrance. The second is called MLK, Jr. Station and is located south of R.B. Cullum Boulevard. Both stations provide convenient access to the Cotton Bowl Stadium.
If you need to transfer to the Green Line from the Red, Orange, or Blue lines, you can do so at any of the four downtown Dallas rail stations: West End, Akard, St. Paul, or Pearl/Arts District.
DART’s website has all the additional information you need or you can call their Customer Information at 214.979.1111. Safe travels, and GO ILLINI!
Transport to Willard Airport
Dallas/Fort Worth is one of the two locations American Airlines serves out of Willard Airport in Savoy. Very convenient.
The 27/270 Air Bus serves Willard and operates Monday through Saturday. The route and timetable are not affected by the University of Illinois Winter Break Service Reductions with the exception of two days. There is no evening service on Christmas Eve December 24 and New Year’s Eve December 31. As a result, the final trip of the 27 Air Bus will end at Illinois Terminal at 6:18 pm on both those days. And, of course, as with all MTD service, as with all MTD service, there is no service all day Christmas Day (December 25) or New Year’s Day (January 1).