Thin Line Fest announced last week it will cancel this year’s in-person film screenings and music performances and move to online streaming due to the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Due to this, DCTA will no longer offer free rides to the festival that is being held virtually Wednesday, March 25, through Sunday, March 29. Festival attendees are encouraged to participate in the screenings online.
Skip the traffic and parking hassles with the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) and get a free ride to the 2020 Thin Line Festival. DCTA – the official transportation sponsor – will provide festival-goers free rides on the A-train and Connect Bus system at no cost from Wednesday, March 25, through Saturday, March 28. As a reminder, parking is free at all DCTA A-train stations and the agency does not operate service on Sundays.
HOW TO GET A FREE DCTA RIDE
To take advantage of free ride promotion during the Thin Line Festival, event-goers must tell DCTA bus drivers and rail operators the event code word “ThinLineFest20” to ride free for the entire duration of the festival. 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, Collin County Transit, Highland Village and UNT Lyft programs, Lewisville Lakeway On-Demand, Frisco Demand-Response, Access and vanpool.
FESTIVAL TRIP PLANNING TIPS
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.
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 “ThinLineFest20” 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 940.243.0077. Riders can also stay in the know with route updated by signing up for Rider Alerts.
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 “ThinLineFest20” to agency 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. Riders can also stay in the know with route updates when on DART by signing up for DART’s Rider Alerts.