The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has finalized an agreement with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton to open a new park and ride location at the hospital for the North Texas Xpress service. The new Denton Park and Ride location will open to the general public Monday, March 6.
This is the first and only park and ride location in Denton for the North Texas Xpress – a joint commuter bus service provided by DCTA and Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA), which connects Fort Worth, Alliance and Denton Monday through Friday. Updated schedule information for the North Texas Xpress service, including the new Denton Park and Ride location, will be available at RideDCTA.net and fwta.org/ntx.
“Opening a new park and ride location in Denton is a great opportunity for our riders to now seamlessly connect to the North Texas Xpress route,” said Jim Cline, DCTA President. “We appreciate the partnership with both Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton and FWTA to help provide a better experience for passengers with this new park and ride option.”
The North Texas Xpress has been a successful partnership between DCTA and FWTA since it launched last September 2016 – serving more than 4,000 passengers to date. In addition, both agencies launched a new stop at Alliance this past January to enhance service options for passengers traveling to and from that community.
“As part of our Transit Master Plan, we are committed to serving more people in more places,” said FWTA President/CEO Paul Ballard. “Adding another park and ride option for the North Texas Xpress route will create more opportunity for riders to commute to and from Denton. We look forward to continued growth among students and employees.”