DCTA to Update Bus Routes and Schedules in January 2021

Man standing on bus. Text reads "service changes schedule updates effective January 11"

With a New Year comes new Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) service changes. Effective Monday, January 11, 2021, DCTA will implement minor changes to its bus services to optimize route times and enhance on-time performance. The changes will better reflect traffic patterns and will affect all Denton and Lewisville Connect Bus routes, and all University of North Texas (UNT) Campus Shuttle routes. In addition, the agency will update its Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and UNT stop names and locations. To view our updated maps and schedules, visit DCTA.net/schedulechanges. 


Denton and Lewisville Connect Bus Service Updates

To optimize run times and on-time performance, DCTA is updating all Denton Connect Bus Routes and Lewisville Connect Bus Routes. Below is an overview of key route changes:

  • Routes 1, 2 and 3
    • Minor time changes
  • Routes 4 and 7         
    • Minor time changes
  • Route 6          
    • Minor time changes
    • Additional runs added to assist passengers wishing to travel from Discovery Park back to the DDTC
  • Routes 21 and 22
    • Minor time changes

Please note: Denton Connect Route 6 is operating on a detour due to construction. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/3hwDoo0


University of North Texas Campus Shuttle Service

The UNT Campus Shuttle schedules will be updated to optimize run times and on-time performance. Below is an overview of key route changes.

  • DP 141 and BST 161
    • Minor time changes
  • CE 171           
    • Minor time changes
    • Stop added: SB Teasley @ I35
  • CP 151           
    • Minor time changes and I-35 @ Sam Bass stop added
  • EP 131           
    • Minor time changes
  • MG 111          
    • Minor time changes
  • MGNR 116 and MGP 113
    • Minor time changes
  • NT 121           
    • Minor time changes
  • PEFF  
    • Updated arrival times
  • PEVH 
    • Minor time changes

For more information on our UNT Campus Shuttle Route Numbering Guide, visit our blog.


Updated Downtown Denton Transit Center Stops

Stop names at the DDTC have been slightly modified. The routes stopping at each of these stops are subject to change each schedule change, but the locations will remain the same.

  • 1 – Route 3
  • 2 – Route 1
  • 3 – Vacant
  • 4 – Vacant
  • 5 – Route 2
  • 6 – Route 6 and 7









Updated UNT Union Stops

Stops names at the UNT Union have been slightly modified.

  • 1 – CP151 and MGP113
  • 2 – BST161
  • 3 – DP141
  • 4 – MG111
  • 5 – CE171
  • 6 – EP131 and PEVH
  • 7 – PEFF









Updated UNT Fouts Field Stops

Stops names at UNT Fouts Field have been slightly modified.

  • 1 – PEFF
  • 2 – EP131, MG111 and MGP113
  • 3 – MGNR116 and NT121








DCTA is taking the necessary precautions to make sure agency vehicles are safe and clean for passengers so that when they are ready, they can hop back on board. We encourage riders to sign up to receive our Rider Alerts and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive real-time information regarding service and facility updates.


To view our updated maps and schedules, visit DCTA.net/schedulechanges.

For direct media inquires, please contact:

Adrienne Hamilton,

Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications

Direct Line: 972.316.6114

Mobile: 214.497.6166

Email: ahamilton@dcta.net

Kayla Laird,

Communications Coordinator

Direct Line: 972.315.6124

Mobile: 469-647-0071

Email: klaird@dcta.net