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2021

In a collaborative effort with Denton County, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) and Span Inc. of Denton County are working jointly to provide bus transportation to Denton County Public Health (DCPH) vaccination clinics starting Friday, February 26. The complimentary service is…
In support of the city of Lewisville and city of Denton inclement weather efforts, we will not require fare for trips to warming stations until further notice. To utilize the free fare promo, passengers should notify the operator upon boarding. Delays are expected throughout the day. Below is the…
Last Updated on Monday, February 22 All Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) services will resume regular operations on Monday, February 22, including the A-train, Denton and Lewisville Connect bus service, the Lewisville Lakeway and Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC)…
Starting Tuesday, February 2, masks will be required on all public transportation according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Federal Register Notice and the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) Security Directive. The Order affects all passengers and transit operators.…
Update: We are aware of the potential for severe weather in the forecast and are monitoring conditions. Please visit RideDCTA.net/weather for updates.    On Monday, February 15, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will operate regular service and schedules, and…
Last month, the Denton County Transportation Authority received federal certification of its positive train control (PTC) system on its 21-mile A-train commuter rail line. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) certified that DCTA’s Enhanced Automatic Train Control (E-ATC) system…
Last October 2020, we asked our passengers to rate and provide feedback on our COVID-19 safety response to help us continue to keep riders and employees safe. The survey results provided us with insight on passengers’ view of public transportation during COVID-19 and will help us make the…
On Monday, January 18, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will operate an adjusted schedule for the University of North Texas (UNT) Campus Shuttles in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Only the Mean Green Night Rider will operate on UNT’s campus, but all other DCTA services…

2020

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…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) recently elected new board officers during the agency’s October board meeting. City of Denton Mayor Chris Watts was elected Board Chairman, Denton County representative Cesar Molina was elected Vice-Chair and Denton County representative Sam Burke…
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the agency’s budget. This is the agency’s 14th consecutive year receiving this award.   GFOA established the Distinguished…
Get wrapped up in the Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) modified holiday schedule and plan your trip in advance. The agency reminds passengers to review its 2020-2021 holiday service schedule. Below are key DCTA modified holiday schedule dates that riders should keep in mind this…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) was recently awarded the prestigious 25th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) for 2020 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI). The AEP Award is earned by public and nonprofit agencies that demonstrate a commitment to…
On October 22, 2020, the DCTA board approved the assignment of the contract for the management of its A-Train operations and maintenance to Rio Grande Pacific (RGPC). RGPC will provide operations and maintenance of tracks, signaling, dispatching, and communications. RGPC has retained Stadler U.S.…
To thank our veterans and military personnel for their service to our country, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is providing them with free rides this Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11. To receive free rides all day, veterans and active military personnel must show their…
Vote and get a free transit ride! On select voting days during the 2020 general election, voters can ride free on the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Trinity Metro to cast their ballot. Below is more information for each North Texas public transit…
Vote and get a free ride! On select voting days during the 2020 election, voters can ride the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) free to cast their ballot. On Saturday, Oct. 17, Saturday, Oct. 24 and Tuesday, Nov. 3, DCTA will provide free rides on select agency services. No proof of…
Now that we’re more than six months into the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) wants to give passengers, stakeholders and community members the opportunity to provide feedback on the agency’s COVID-19 response. From Monday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct.…
Knowing how many people use the Denton County Transportation Authority’s 19-mile A-train Rail Trail is now possible with the installation of four new automated pedestrian and bicycle counters. The agency’s rail trail counters are a part of the same system that is used by many government and…
In a continued effort to keep passengers and employees safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is installing no-touch hand sanitizer stations on all agency buses and in facilities. These stations will provide passengers an easy, convenient…
More changes are coming to the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) this month. Effective Monday, September 21, DCTA will update its weekday A-train schedule and increase peak frequency to provide more efficient transit train service for passengers. A-train schedules and frequency were…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will operate limited service on Labor Day. The Mean Green Night Rider Campus Shuttle, University of North Texas (UNT) Lyft program and Highland Village Lyft Discount Program will be the only services operating on Monday, September 7. All other DCTA…
August is bringing service and schedule changes to the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA). Effective Monday, August 24, DCTA will implement service and schedule updates that will affect Denton and Lewisville Connect Bus service, University of North Texas (UNT) Campus Shuttles and the…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) was awarded $600,000 from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to conduct high-level preliminary planning for transit-oriented development (TOD) along a 25-mile segment of the existing Kansas City Southern (KCS) freight rail line in Denton…
All Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) passengers will be required to wear a face covering on all agency buses and trains during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic effective Wednesday, July 1, 2020.   In partnership with local and regional partners, DCTA is recommending riders…
UPDATED ON September 29, 2020 In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will open the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) for ticket purchases only effective Monday, September 21, 2020. The lobby and restrooms…
North Texas public transportation agencies are joining their colleagues across the country in a coordinated day of action to salute frontline transit heroes. At 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, bus operators, train engineers and paratransit drivers from Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA…
Local nonprofit organizations are receiving a helping hand thanks to Denton County, United Way of Denton County and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA). All three organizations are working together to provide and distribute critical personal protective equipment (PPE) to Denton County…
On Saturday, July 4, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will not operate service in honor of Independence Day. DCTA’s administrative office in Lewisville will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the holiday.  REMINDER: DCTA's Downtown Denton Transit Center is…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) invites the public to view its online June public meeting video presentation to provide feedback on upcoming proposed agency projects. In lieu of in-person public meetings, DCTA will host its June public meeting presentation online due to the…
For the second time this spring, North Texas public transportation agencies are joining their colleagues across the country in a coordinated day of action to salute frontline transit heroes. At 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, bus operators, train engineers and paratransit drivers from Dallas Area Rapid…
On Monday, May 25, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will not operate service in honor of Memorial Day. The agency’s administrative office in Lewisville and the Downton Denton Transit Center (DDTC) will also be closed for the holiday. All DCTA services and business hours will resume…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) was recently awarded $23.4 million through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020. The funds in the federal stimulus package require…
Service changes are coming soon for Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) riders. Effective Monday, May 11, DCTA will implement service updates that will affect Denton Connect Bus, UNT Campus Shuttles, Lewisville Lakeway On-Demand and Access in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) health…
North Texas public transportation agencies are joining their colleagues across the country in a coordinated day of action to salute frontline transit heroes. At 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16, bus and rail operators, train conductors, streetcar operators and paratransit drivers from Dallas Area Rapid…
In late February 2020, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) was officially recognized by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hager in achieving specific transparency goals through the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program. DCTA received a star in the area of Traditional Finances, which…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will reduce service hours and frequency effective Monday, March 23, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency. The reduction in service hours is in response to the urgent public guidance from regional leaders, along with emergency…
North Texas public transit agencies have aggressively expanded agency-wide cleaning and safety protocols in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Fort Worth’s Trinity Metro and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) all remain in close contact…
last Updated on Tuesday, February 2 Like many of you, DCTA is closely monitoring what is happening with the COVID-19. At DCTA, our top priorities are keeping our passengers and employees healthy and ensure a safe commute for our riders. Due to the current COVID-19 risks, we are increasing…
UPDATE:  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…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will implement minor service changes this month to increase efficiencies in the city of Highland Village and return to previous route paths now that construction is complete along Bonnie Brae in the city of Denton.   Effective Monday, March…
Make sure to pack your sunscreen because spring break is almost here! Whether you’re planning a trip to the beach or staying in town, make sure to stay informed about DCTA services and schedules (especially for our Campus Shuttles) and plan your trip in advance so you don’t miss out on the fun.…
On Monday, February 17, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will operate regular service and its Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and customer service office will be open during regular business hours (5 a.m. to 7 p.m.) during the President’s Day holiday. …
The Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) 19-mile A-train Rail Trail is now complete following years of construction. The final construction project phase connecting Highland Village/Lewisville Lake station to downtown Lewisville was complete at the end of December 2019.   The A-…
Skip traffic and parking hassles and ride the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) free to the 2020 Denton Black Film Festival. Event-goers can ride DCTA’s A-train and Denton and Lewisville Connect buses from Wednesday, January 22, through Saturday, January 25, at no cost with festival…
On Monday, January 20, 2020, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will not operate North Central Texas College (NCTC) Campus Shuttles and will only operate the University of North Texas (UNT) Mean Green Night Rider in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All other DCTA services…

2019

Hop on the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) this December to get into the holiday spirit! The agency is offering free rides to the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival on Friday, December 6, and to the Lewisville Old Town Holiday Stroll on Saturday, December 7.   Denton Holiday…
It’s time to celebrate all this holiday season has to offer, and the best way to do that is to plan your trip in advance! The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is reminding passengers to review its 2019-2020 holiday service. Below are key DCTA modified holiday schedule dates that riders…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will honor veterans and military personnel with free rides on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2019. To receive free rides all day, veterans and active military personnel must show their military ID, state-issued ID with veteran/military…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is honoring longtime Board Chairman Charles Emery for his years of dedication and service to the agency by renaming its Old Town station in the city of Lewisville “The Charles Emery Old Town Station.”   DCTA will host an RSVP-only renaming…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has been awarded the prestigious 24th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) for 2019 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI). The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit organizations that demonstrate a commitment…
Save big at the 2019 State Fair of Texas with Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA)! The agency is offering fair-goers one free DCTA and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) local pass when they purchase a State Fair of Texas ticket through DCTA for $16.50 ($27 in total savings). This Texas-…
Get your boots and cowboy hat ready for the 2019 Lewisville Western Days Festival! Saddle up for the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) free shuttle service that will operate Friday, September 27, and Saturday, September 28 and get event-goers straight to the festival grounds. The event…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is going full speed ahead and is adding midday A-train service with the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) technology. Effective Monday, August 26, DCTA will have PTC safety technology on all regularly-scheduled trains with passengers on…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will operate limited service on Labor Day. The Mean Green Night Rider Campus Shuttle and University of North Texas (UNT) Lyft program will be the only service operating on Monday, September 2. All other DCTA services will not be in operation. DCTA…
Changes are coming soon for Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) riders. Effective Monday, August 26, DCTA will add midday A-train service and implement minor updates to its bus system that will positively impact riders. Many of DCTA’s upcoming service changes will provide more transit…
Skip driving and parking hassles and let the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) be your free ride to the 32nd Annual Highland Village Lions Club Balloon Festival. DCTA will provide complimentary shuttle service to the family-friendly festival from Friday, August 16, through Saturday,…
Many Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) passengers are enjoying the ride according to the agency’s recent biennial passenger survey that was released this past April to gather input from riders on their perspective on DCTA’s system. The survey was available online and on paper, as well…
On Thursday, August 1, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will have an updated University Pass Program fare structure in place that will align with the agency’s existing reduced fare discount. There will no longer be a difference in fare pricing for university students vs. faculty…
Due to recent construction in the city of Denton that closed the intersection of Bonnie Brae and Scripture Street for an extended period of time, DCTA has made temporary schedule changes for Denton Connect Route 7 and the University of North Texas (UNT) Discovery Park Campus Shuttle. These…
On Thursday, July 4, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will not operate service in honor of Independence Day. The DCTA administrative office in Lewisville and the Downton Denton Transit Center (DDTC) will also be closed for the holiday. All DCTA services and business hours will…
Starting Monday, June 10, the city of Denton will close the intersection of Bonnie Brae St. and Scripture St. for an extended period of time that will affect Denton Connect Route 7 near Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton and Denton County MHMR Center. All stops along Bonnie Brae St. will…
Need tips to help improve your #DCTA riding skills? Attend our Transit 101 event on Thursday, June 27, to find out how to #RideDCTA like a pro! This quarterly educational event is designed to provide riders and the general community with helpful passenger information to enhance their experience…
Collin County Transit – a partnership between the City of McKinney, the McKinney Urban Transit District (MUTD) and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) – is expanding its service footprint and will begin operating in the Town of Prosper effective Monday, June 3. The service consists of…
People across the U.S. will join together in visiting their favorite trail for a walk, run or bike ride in observance of “National Trails Day,” and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is joining in on the fun for the country’s largest trail celebration. The agency is partnering with…
On Monday, May 27, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will not operate service in honor of Memorial Day. The DCTA administrative office in Lewisville and the Downton Denton Transit Center (DDTC) will also be closed for the holiday. All DCTA services and business hours will resume as…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has expanded its transit offerings with its new Mobility as a Service (MaaS) contract model. In April 2019, DCTA’s Board of Directors approved a new suite of on-call contracts that will allow the agency to allocate up to $2.4 million of its annual…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) invites the public to attend its May open house meetings to provide feedback on proposed agency projects. During the meetings, DCTA will present agency proposals, including the expansion of Denton Enterprise Airport on-demand service, changes to the…
People will soon have more opportunities to utilize the Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) Denton Enterprise Airport on-demand microtransit service. On Monday, May 13, the agency will expand its Denton Enterprise Airport on-demand service area by adding a new zone to cover portions of…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is joining the League of American Bicyclists and many organizations across the U.S. in celebrating Bike to Work Day by providing free rides all day to riders who bring their bikes on board select DCTA services on Friday, May 17. Bike to…
Summer is almost here, and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will operate modified service during the summer semesters for the University of North Texas (UNT) and North Central Texas College (NCTC) Campus Shuttles. Whether you’re staying in town for the summer or heading home as…
Looking to avoid parking and traffic to the 2019 Denton Arts & Jazz Festival? The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has you covered with free shuttle service during the festival from Friday, April 26, through Sunday, April 28. The agency has partnered with the festival to provide…
UPDATE: Due to impending inclement weather this weekend, DCTA has canceled this event. DCTA is working with the city of Denton, Lake Dallas, Corinth, Highland Village andLewisville, to reschedule for Saturday, June 1, in celebration of National Trails Day – a nationally-coordinated event…
  Update: We’re extending our Passenger Satisfaction Survey until Friday, April 26, giving you another week to win big! We’ve even added more prizes to sweeten the pot. Not only can you win one of three $100 Amazon gift cards, but we’re also throwing in a $250 Amazon gift card AND…
The Drive.ai autonomous vehicle pilot program operating in the City of Frisco will be coming to a successful close after eight months of service. The last day of service for the pilot program will be Friday, March 29. The pilot program was available to HALL Park tenants and guests of the Frisco TMA…
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…
  Spring break is right around the corner! Whether you’re planning a trip with friends or staying in town, make sure to stay informed about DCTA services and schedules (especially for our Campus Shuttles) and plan your trip in advance so you don’t miss out on the fun.   North Central…
Need help and tips to better use our system? Make plans to attend our Transit 101 event on Thursday, February 28. This event is a quarterly educational meeting designed to provide riders and the general community with travel training information to enhance their experience when they ride DCTA.…
On Monday, February 18, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will operate regular service and its Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) will be open during regular business hours during the President’s Day holiday.    DCTA’s administrative office in…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is moving closer to having its Positive Train Control (PTC) technology certified and implemented on its 21-mile A-train commuter rail line. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently approved DCTA’s Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD)…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has officially released a request for proposal (RFP) for Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and is soliciting proposals from firms or contractor teams to provide innovative mobility services for agency member cities, contracted communities, partner…
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…
On Monday, January 21, 2019, we will not operate North Texas Central College (NCTC) Campus Shuttles and will only operate the University of North Texas (UNT) Mean Green Night Rider in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  All other DCTA services will run as normal. Dallas Area…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is expanding its microtransit service footprint in the Denton County area. On Monday, January 14, 2019, the agency will launch a new on-demand, microtransit service that will provide travel options for those needing to access the Lakeway Business…
On Monday, January 14, 2019, big changes will go into effect for Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) passengers. The agency will implement fare, service and schedule changes that will provide more real-time mobility options, easier fare structure, permanent lower local ticket prices and…
Fare changes are coming soon for DCTA riders. On Monday, January 14, 2019, and DCTA will launch a new, easier local fare structure for a seamless integration within the regional fare system. In addition, DCTA’s current fare prices featured in its Local Fare Promotion will become permanent to…

2018

The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) was awarded a total of 26 industry and marketing awards this year from international, national and regional competitions – including top honors from Ragan Communications national award programs, Stevie Awards, American Public Transportation…
The Denton Holiday Lighting Festival kicks off its 30th celebration on Friday, November 30, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.! Get ready for characters, carols and bright lights as you make your way around the square, celebrating the start of the holiday season. Don’t forget that various vendors on the Denton…
Next January 14, 2019, the Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) University A-train Free Ride promotion will no longer be available. The current promotion allows University of North Texas (UNT), Texas Woman’s University (TWU) and North Central Texas College (NCTC) students, faculty to…
United Way of Denton County (UWDC) and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) jointly announced a pilot program to overcome one of the number one barriers to Veterans accessing services and resources – transportation.   DCTA will provide UWDC with a kick-starter donation of Lyft…
The Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) A-train Rail Trail is getting closer to full completion. The agency recently finished construction on phase three of the rail trail which goes from Swisher Road in Lake Dallas to the Highland Village/Lewisville Lake station. Rail trail users can…
The holiday season is here, and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is reminding passengers to review the agency’s 2018-2019 holiday service schedule to plan their travel in advance. Below are key DCTA modified holiday schedule dates that riders should keep in mind during the winter…
Fare changes are coming soon for Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) riders. The agency will host a series of open house meetings in November to share information on its proposed new fare structure that will go into effect January 14, 2019. The come-and-go meetings will give the public an…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) announces Michelle Bloomer as the agency’s new Vice President of Operations. In this role, she will be responsible for directing, developing and organizing the transit operations and maintenance service functions for bus and commuter rail. Bloomer…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will honor veterans and military personnel with free rides on Monday, November 12 – the official day in which the federal government will observe Veterans Day. To receive free rides all day, veterans and active military personnel must show their…
For the 2018 election, voters will get a chance to exercise their free ride to the polls. On Tuesday, November 6, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will provide free rides on Election Day to help people get out and vote. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and select DCTA services…
Due to construction on Welch Street, Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8 and some University of North Texas (UNT) Campus Shuttles (Discovery Park, Mean Green, Mean Green Nigh Rider and Eagle Point) will miss the following stops until construction is complete: Denton Connect Routes 7 inbound and 8…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) announces Kristina Holcomb as the agency’s new deputy CEO. Holcomb has been with DCTA since 2007 and previously served as DCTA’s Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development. In her new role, she will oversee the execution of the agency’s…
Get ready to save big for the 2018 State Fair of Texas! This year, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is offering fair goers a free DCTA local pass when they purchase a State Fair of Texas ticket through DCTA for $13.50 (a $21 value). Riders can purchase DCTA’s fair ticket combo…
DCTA will host a series of open house meetings in September to share major agency projects and initiatives, including: January 2019 service changes, new promotions, fare changes, Program of Projects, grants, FY ’19 budget overview and more. The come-and-go meetings will give the public an…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is now better positioned to continue its positive progress of Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation with assistance from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The agency was recently awarded up to $4 million in grant funding to help with…
DCTA will provide free shuttle service for the Lewisville Western Days Festival on Friday, September 28, and Saturday, September 29. The event will take place in Old Town Lewisville and have three festival stages featuring national and regional live music headliners. In addition to music, there…
The University of North Texas (UNT) and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) have entered into a 10-year agreement in which the agency will provide UNT students, faculty and staff with transportation services including bus service, access to DCTA Connect Bus services, Transportation…
On Friday, September 28, we’re hosting our Transit 101 – a quarterly educational meeting designed to provide riders and the general community with travel training information to enhance their experience when they ride DCTA. The event will be held at the Emily Fowler Library (502 Oakland St) in…
The University of North Texas (UNT) is proud to announce their partnership with the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) and Lyft in launching a new pilot service that will provide students with safe and reliable on-demand service after hours when they travel in the newly designated UNT…
Today, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) Board of Directors have accepted the resignation of James C. Cline, Jr., DCTA President. The board met to discuss immediate next steps for the agency and made a motion naming Raymond Suarez as the new agency president, effective September 14…
Today, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) announces that Jim Cline, DCTA President, has officially resigned. DCTA’s Board of Directors has posted a specially-called meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 4, at 3 p.m. to discuss immediate next steps for the agency.   “The…
Many people now have a new convenient and free mobility option for travel in the area near the Denton Enterprise Airport. Today, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is launching a new on-demand pilot service that will operate in the newly designated Denton Enterprise Airport Zone,…
Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) riders now have lower fare options when riding on public transit in North Texas. Effective Monday, August 27, DCTA will launch a local fare promotion to encourage ridership and offer an option to offset the increase in regional fares. DCTA’s fare…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has been awarded the prestigious 23rd Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) for 2018 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI). The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high application…
Effective Monday, August 27, riders traveling within Highland Village and North Lewisville will have more efficient mobility services to utilize to get to their desired destinations. DCTA will discontinue its Highland Village Community On-Demand service and enhance its Lyft discount program that…
Changes are coming soon for Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) riders. Effective Monday, August 27, DCTA will implement service changes that will provide enhanced mobility options and improved connectivity within DCTA’s service area; as well as two fare promotions focused on…
DCTA will provide complimentary shuttle service for the 31th Annual Highland Village Lions Club Balloon Festival that will be held at Unity Park from Friday, August 17, through Sunday, August 19. The event will feature fun activities for the entire family including a kid zone, petting zoo, live…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) was recently awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – a major professional association servicing the needs of more than 19,400 appointed and elected local, state and provincial-…
Starting Monday, August 27, University of North Texas (UNT), Texas Woman’s University (TWU) and North Central Texas College (NCTC) students, faculty and staff can ride the Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) A-train commuter rail for free between the Trinity Mills Station in Carrollton…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) announces that Ron Trees have been appointed to its board of directors. Trees will represent the Town of Little Elm and was appointed to the agency’s board in April 2018.   Trees is a semi-retired military operations research analyst who is…
Bike to Work Day is an annual, nation-wide event that encourages people to try biking as a part of their commute. DCTA is joining the League of American Bicyclists and many organizations across the country in celebrating Bike to Work Day by offering free rides all day to passengers who bring their…
A new public-private partnership is shifting Frisco mobility solutions into high gear.   Already recognized as a national leader in innovative traffic solutions, the City of Frisco is partnering with the Denton County Transportation Authority, Frisco Station Partners, HALL Group and The Star…
DCTA Summer Youth Passes are now available for purchase. The agency’s Summer Youth Pass Program provides children with the opportunity to navigate the community throughout the summer. For just $30, riders ages five through 18 will get unlimited access to the A-train, Denton and Lewisville Connect…
Last month, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) Board of Directors approved the agency’s FY’18 Strategic Planning Guidance Report which focuses on key priorities to enable the agency to providing safe, customer-focused and efficient mobility solutions and be a leader in advancing…
The City of Denton and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) are collaborating to conduct a full-scale disaster drill on Friday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at DCTA’s Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC). The exercise – named “Operation Mercury Rising” – will simulate a large…
DCTA will soon have a more efficient bus operations infrastructure with help from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The agency was recently awarded $2,625,000 million in funding from FTA’s Bus & Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program to…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will host a series of open house meetings in April to share major agency projects and initiatives, including: regional fare changes, August 2018 service changes, Access policies and procedures, EPA Brownfields assessments grant, A-train Rail Trail,…
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,…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will provide free shuttle service for the 2018 Denton Arts & Jazz Festival on Friday, April 27, through Sunday, April 29. The agency has partnered with the festival to provide alternative mobility options and help alleviate parking frustrations…
The City of McKinney, the McKinney Urban Transit District (MUTD), and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) announce the launch of the Low Income Transit Subsidy Pilot Program (LITSP). The LITSP is a supplement to the existing Collin County Transit services. This pilot program helps…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) announces the appointment of Lindsey Baker as the agency’s director of strategic partnerships. In this new role, Baker is responsible for identifying and establishing strategic partnerships for the deployment of system-wide planning for DCTA to…
Today, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) announces a new partnership with Lyft – the fastest growing on-demand transportation service in the United States – in an effort to provide more transit options for those traveling within Highland Village and north Lewisville. As part of the…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will implement service changes on Monday, January 15, 2018. Denton and Lewisville Connect Bus routes will be affected, and there will be no service or schedule changes for the A-train commuter rail.   All Denton and Lewisville Connect Bus…

2017

DCTA announces that Mark Miller and Dianne Costa have been appointed to its board of directors. Miller will represent the City of Flower Mound and was appointed in June 2017, and Costa will represent the City of Highland Village and was appointed in September 2017.   Miller is vice…
DCTA was awarded a total of 24 industry and marketing awards this year from international, national and regional competitions – including top honors from Ragan Communications national award programs, Stevie Awards, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Southwest Transit Association (…
The holiday season is here, and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is reminding passengers to review the agency’s 2017-2018 holiday service schedule in order to plan their travel plans in advance. Below are key DCTA…
  The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will honor veterans and military personnel with free rides on Friday, November 10 – the official day in which the federal government will observe Veteran’s Day. In order to receive free rides all day, veterans and active military personnel…
Today, Collin County Transit – a partnership between the City of McKinney, the McKinney Urban Transit District (MUTD) and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) – will begin operating in the City of Celina. The service consists of a subsidized taxi voucher program that provides efficient…
For the 2017 State Fair of Texas, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is offering fair goers a ticket combo discount. Fair goers can purchase an adult State Fair of Texas ticket through DCTA and receive a 25 percent discount on a regional day pass. The total price for DCTA’s…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will provide free shuttle service for the annual Lewisville Western Days Festival on Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30. The event will have three festival stages and feature national and regional live music with headliners Turnpike…
On Monday, September 18, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will launch Transit Tracker – its new vehicle tracking system that will provide passengers with access to real-time information for the DCTA A-train, fixed-route bus and shuttle services. Passengers will be able to track…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will host a series of open house meetings in September to share major agency projects and initiatives, including: proposed regional fare changes, promotional A-train free fare zones, recent August service changes, Brownfield Remediation Project,…
On Monday, August 28, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will launch new “free fare” zones along the A-train commuter rail line. The rail line between the Downtown Denton Transit Center and the MedPark Station, as well as between the Hebron Station and the Trinity Mills Station, will…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will implement comprehensive service changes effective Monday, August 28, 2017. The service changes will impact passengers who ride the A-train commuter rail, University of North Texas (UNT) Campus Shuttles, Highland Village Connect Shuttle and…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will provide complimentary shuttle service for the 30th Annual Highland Village Lions Club Balloon Festival that will be held at Unity Park from Friday, August 18, through Sunday, August 20. The event will have fun activities for the entire family…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has been awarded the prestigious 22nd Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) for 2017 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI). The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high application…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) released its biennial passenger survey this past April to gather input from passengers on their perspective on agency services. The agency received a total of 2,617 responses which is equal to 22 percent of the average daily ridership for April.…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) was recently awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – a major professional association servicing the needs of 18,300 appointed and elected local, state and provincial-level…
Today, the City of McKinney, the McKinney Urban Transit District (MUTD) and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) announce the launch of Collin County Transit. The city and DCTA signed a one-year agreement, with renewal options, to provide transit services for eligible residents for…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has expanded its Uber partnership in Highland Village by providing discounted trips to new areas in North Lewisville. The expanded zone includes additional medical facilities and employment centers around Medical City Lewisville. It also includes…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) Summer Youth Passes are now available for purchase. The agency’s Summer Youth Pass Program provides children with the opportunity to navigate the community throughout the summer. For just $30, riders ages five through 18 will get unlimited access to…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will implement service changes in the City of Denton effective Monday, May 15, 2017. These are the most extensive service changes that have been made to Denton Connect Bus service since the agency took over service from the City of Denton’s LINK bus…
DCTA is partnering with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) to host the 2017 Bike Everywhere Challenge to encourage people to ride their bike instead of driving their car during the month of May which is National Bike Month! This free challenge is open to all Denton County…
 The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will release its biennial passenger satisfaction survey Monday, April 3, to gather input from passengers on their perspective on DCTA services. The survey will provide insight on the demographics and travel patterns of DCTA riders, as well as…
DCTA released its biennial community survey last September 2016 which focused on Denton County resident’s preferences on public services in the area, DCTA services and passenger amenities. The agency collected responses from both DCTA riders and non-riders.   A proper sample size based on…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has finalized an agreement with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton to open a new park and ride location at the hospital for the North Texas Xpress service. The new Denton Park and Ride location will open to the general public Monday, March 6…
First Transit has received the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) certification for its first rail operation in North America. First Transit received the ISO certification for the operation and maintenance of the Denton County Transportation…
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will host a series of open house meetings to share the proposed May 2017 Denton Connect Bus service changes. The proposed service changes are quite extensive and DCTA wants to ensure that residents are well informed.
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) announces Eric Jensen has been appointed to its board of directors. Jensen will represent small cities and was sworn in the DCTA Board of Directors at the agency’s previous board meeting on December 15, 2016. Jensen is president of Control Products…