The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will offer free rides for people attending the 2018 Thin Line Arts Festival. As the official transportation sponsor, DCTA will host a free ride promotion in which festival goers can ride the A-train and Connect Bus system at no cost from Wednesday, April 18, through Saturday, April 21. As a reminder, parking is free at all DCTA A-train stations and the agency does not operate service on Sundays.
DCTA FREE RIDE PROMOTION 411
In order to take advantage of DCTA's free ride promotion during the Thin Line Festival, event goers must show their general admission wristband or VIP badges pass to agency operators. The only services that qualify for DCTA’s free ride promotion are the A-train and Connect Bus system in Denton and Lewisville. The promotion is not valid for other DCTA services including Campus Shuttles, Highland Village Connect Shuttle and Community On-Demand, Collin County Transit, Frisco Demand-Response, Access and vanpool.
FESTIVAL TRIP PLANNING BASICS
Getting to the Thin Line Festival riding DCTA is convenient and easy. Check out the information below to see how you can get to the festival:
Denton County Resident
If you live in Denton County, ride DCTA’s A-train and transfer to Denton Connect Routes 7 or 8 to get to the festival at no additional cost when you show your festival general admission wristband or VIP badge to DCTA operators. If you’re a Denton resident, you can just ride Denton Connect Routes 7 or 8. As a reminder, don’t forget to check the last A-train and Connect Bus times when planning your festival trip. Event goers can also use DCTA’s Transit Tracker system to find and track their ride.
Non-Denton County Resident
If you live outside of Denton County and are taking the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to transfer to DCTA, you will need to purchase a DART local system pass ($5) for that portion of your trip. When you transfer to DCTA, you can ride the rest of the way to the festival free using DCTA’s A-train and Denton Connect Bus Routes 7 or 8 when you show your festival general admission wristband or VIP badge to DCTA operators. When planning your trip, make sure to utilize DCTA’s Transit Tracker system and keep in mind the transfer times between DCTA and DART to ensure you make it back to your desired destination.