DCTA Recognized for Ensuring Financial Transparency
The DCTA’s consistent dedication to ensuring transparency of the Authority’s financial records has earned high marks at both the state and national level. Learn more about transparency qualifications.
The Denton County Transportation Authority's commitment to financial transparency has earned a Traditional Finances star from the Texas Comptroller. This award recognizes governmental agencies that provide allowable access to financial data, including all spending and revenue information within the agency.
The DCTA also has been recognized by the Government Finance Officer Association of the United States and Canada with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental account and financial reporting. DCTA has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program by Government Finance Officers Association for seven consecutive years.
The financial detail below is related to the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018 and includes the past four fiscal years for comparison when applicable.
The per capita base is calculated using Denton population numbers and is detailed below:
Revenues and Expenses per Capita, last 5 fiscal years:
NOTE: DCTA does not receive income from property taxes.
Sales tax is collected through a one-half percent sales tax in member cities - Denton, Highland Village and Lewisville.
Total Employees and Contract Operations, last 10 years:
NOTE: Figures represent total head count as of fiscal year end.
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Texas Transparency website provides visitors with detailed information about state spending, datasets you can download and use, links to local government transparency efforts, and general information about the state budget process.
The budget is a policy tool used by staff and the Board to establish goals and deliver the services defined in the Service Plan of the agency, as well as serving as the foundation for DCTA’s long range financial model. The budget identifies the source and use of funds expended by DCTA and communicates the priorities and informs Denton County citizens about the financial condition of the agency.
The DCTA has also been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association for 13 consecutive years. The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award ensures that DCTA submits a high-quality budget which focuses on budgetary transparency and accountability within the agency. By receiving this award, DCTA is meeting guidelines established by both the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the Government Finance Officers Association.
A check register is a listing of all payments incurred during a pay period by the Agency. The register includes payment date, payee, payment amount and a general description of the transaction. The information is compiled and totaled by monthly transactions. To adjust the month that is currently being viewed, use the drop-down selection in cell E1 of the Excel Document.
This report provides a quantitative look at the operating success, financial health, and compliance of the government report units. It includes a statement of net position, a statement of changes in financial position, a cash flow statement, and a comparison of budgeted to actual expenses and revenues.
Summary information about outstanding debt including debt obligations, descriptions, dates issued, total amounts and maturity dates.
DCTA collects a one-half percent sales tax in member cities – Denton, Highland Village and Lewisville.