The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will implement service changes in the City of Denton effective Monday, May 15, 2017. These are the most extensive service changes that have been made to Denton Connect Bus service since the agency took over service from the City of Denton’s LINK bus transportation system in 2006. In addition, DCTA riders who live in Highland Village and Lewisville should be aware of the Denton Connect Bus service changes and pick up a new Go Guide for travel planning.
The Denton Connect Bus service changes are part of DCTA’s implementation of its Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) which identified service changes to existing bus services that would maintain the strongest areas of existing service, strengthen the weaker areas, fill existing service gaps, and ensure all significant transit markets are well served.
Listed below are key Denton Connect Bus changes highlighted from the COA recommendations that will go into effect Monday, May 15:
- 30 minute peak frequency on all routes except Route 4
- 60 minute off-peak frequency on all routes except Route 4
- 60 minute frequency all day on Route 4
- Additional frequency along Oak and Bell near the university campuses
- Removal of Route 9 which will now be covered by increased frequency and more robust routing of Routes 7 and 8
“These extensive service changes are intended to better meet the needs of transit riders in Denton,” said Jim Cline, DCTA President. “Denton passengers can look forward to increased peak-period frequency, additional frequency in high-traffic areas and better connectivity between Denton Connect routes and A-train.”
In September 2015, DCTA began work on its COA for Denton Connect Bus service. The COA process involved data collection, operational efficiency analysis, service planning, financial modeling, public outreach, stakeholder engagement, and the development of recommendations for service improvements.
For more information about DCTA’s COA implementation plan and to view the new Denton Connect Bus service schedules, visit RideDCTA.net.