The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will provide free rides for people attending the 2019 Denton Black Film Festival. From Wednesday, January 23, through Saturday, January 26, DCTA will host a free ride promotion in which festival-goers can ride the agency’s A-train and Denton and Lewisville Connect Bus system at no cost. The agency will not operate service on Sunday, January 27, which is the last day of the festival.
DCTA Free Ride Promotion 411
To take advantage of DCTA's free ride promotion for this year’s Denton Black Film Festival, event goers must say the code word “DBFF19” to agency bus and rail operators when they board. 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 the University of North Texas (UNT) and North Central Texas College (NCTC) Campus Shuttles, Highland Village Connect Shuttle, Collin County Transit, Frisco Demand-Response, Denton Enterprise Airport and Lewisville Lakeway On-Demand services, Access and vanpool.
Due to positive train control (PTC) testing and implementation, DCTA has A-train service modifications on Fridays nights and Saturday mornings. Festival goers should keep this in mind when planning their trip. As a reminder, parking is free at all DCTA A-train stations.
How to Get to the Festival Riding DCTA
Getting to the festival riding DCTA is convenient and easy. Check out the information below to see how you can get to the various festival venues:
- Alamo Drafthouse – Denton Connect Routes 4 and 7
- Campus Theatre – Denton Connect Route 7
- UNT on the Square – Denton Connect Route 7
- Black Box Theatre – Denton Connect Route 7
- The Patterson-Appleton Arts Center – walk from the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) or take Denton Connect Route 7
- TWU – Denton Connect Routes 5 and 6
- Stoke Denton – A-train and Denton Connect Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8
- Dan’s Silverleaf – A-train and Denton Connect Route 7
- Hickory Street Office – Denton Connect Route 7
If you plan to ride the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Green Line to transfer to DCTA, you will need to purchase a DART local system pass ($6) 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 Buses using the code word “DBFF19”. 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.