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Ride DCTA Free to the 2019 Thin Line Festival

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Skip the traffic and make plans to hop on the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) to get to the 2019 Thin Line 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 10, through Saturday, April 13. As a reminder, parking is free at all DCTA A-train stations and the agency does not operate service on Sundays.



To take advantage of DCTA’s free ride promotion during the Thin Line Festival, event goers must tell DCTA bus drivers and rail operators the event code word “ThinLineFest19” to ride free. 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, Collin County Transit, Highland Village and UNT Lyft programs, Denton Enterprise Airport and Lewisville Lakeway On-Demand, Frisco Demand-Response, Access and vanpool.



Getting to the Thin Line Festival riding DCTA is simple and fun! Check out the information below to see how you can get to the festival without the hassle of driving or sitting in traffic and don’t forget about our Positive Train Control (PTC) A-train service modifications on Friday nights and Saturday mornings.


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 say the code “ThinLineFest19” to agency bus and rail operators. 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 via the mobile app, online, text or call the agency’s customer service team at 940.2443.0077.


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 day 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 Bus Routes 7 or 8 when you say the code “ThinLineFest19” to DCTA bus and rail 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.


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Adrienne Hamilton,

Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications

Direct Line: 972.316.6114

Mobile: 214.497.6166


Kayla Laird,

Communications Coordinator

Direct Line: 972.315.6124

Mobile: 469-647-0071