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Mavericks' Guide to Getting Around Downtown

Welcome home, Mavericks! We can’t wait to see you back in the neighborhood, and with your Welcome Week events starting next Monday, it won't be much longer.

We're so excited to show you all that Downtown Arlington has to offer. Your college town-within-the-city is bursting with new and coming-soon retail, restaurant, entertainment and residential options for you to explore, which also means that you'll see some construction crews when you return. Here are some tips for easily getting to and around Downtown.

Abram St. Revitalization

By Spring 2020, construction along Abram St will be complete, transforming our “main street” into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly focal point. In the meantime, businesses along Abram are open and traffic flows both ways. Track #myAbram on social media for the latest information about traffic routing, temporary parking and construction milestones.

Back-In Angle Parking

As Downtown becomes more pedestrian and bike-friendly, you'll see more and more reverse or “back-in” angle parking spaces. Right now, back-in angle parking is now available in along Center and Mesquite streets around the 101 Center development. Learn more on our website.

Electric Car Charging Stations

Need to recharge? UTA offers four electric car charging stations on campus: two in the College Park Center and two in the West Campus parking garages. UTA parking permit is required.

Via Arlington

Leave your car at home and hail Via Arlington ride share for only $3. Through the Via app by phone, riders book a seat in a premium shared vehicle with a professional driver, then Via’s dynamic technology matches them with others going their way.

Shuttles to the Entertainment District

Several Downtown Arlington partners – including J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill, Maverick’s Sports Grill, Grease Monkey Burger Shop and Social Club, and First United Methodist Church – offer game day shuttles to AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park that are economical and incredibly convenient. Visit their individual websites for details.


Download Waze for free and see real-time traffic, find optimal routes and avoid road closures along Abram Street and throughout Downtown.

Waze Carpool and Swifte

Waze Carpool matches riders with drivers who are traveling along the same route. Use Promotional Code Swifte106 for a second ride free. and

Zagster Bike Share

Sponsored in part by the Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact at UTA, Zagster offers seven easy-to-use bike share stations conveniently located across campus.

Zip Car

With three locations on the UT Arlington campus including the UTA Bookstore, Zip Car offers on-the-spot car rentals. Gas and insurance are included in the rental price. Simply apply online, and once you receive your Zipcard, you can reserve a car by the hour or day.

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About Downtown Arlington

Designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District, Downtown Arlington blends a unique mix of activities, sights, tastes and sounds that attract visitors and locals alike. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to a top tier public research university, prolific fine and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate.