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Rail Conference Comes to Dallas

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Next week (June 3 – 6) North Texas will showcase its rail transit system to industry peers when the American Public Transportation Association Annual Rail Conference comes to town. Hosted in large part by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, this event will allow other transit agencies and contractors see the investments North Texans has made in rail […]

May 30, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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May is National Bike Month – How will you celebrate?

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DCTA not only promotes transit use but also the use of other alternate transportation modes.  We offer vanpools, promote carpooling/ridesharing and encourage biking/walking.   13% of DCTA commuters use bikes as part of their journey to work or school.  The Denton Rail Trail along the A-train corridor is also heavily used. May is National Bike Month.  To help celebrate, the […]

May 9, 2012 / By / 1 Comment
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Earth Day Is Every Day at Public Transportation Systems Nationwide

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Exceprt from American Public Transportation Association: Public Transportation use in the United States saves 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually The public transportation industry is committed to using environmentally friendly technologies. From using solar bus shelters, operating environmentally-friendly bus and rail vehicles, recycling bus wash water, and incorporating rain gardens at Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) […]

April 22, 2012 / By / 1 Comment
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DCTA goes 24/7 with GORequest

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It’s easier than ever to contact the Denton County Transportation Authority The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has just made it easier for you to send your requests, questions, and concerns to DCTA staff.  Earlier this month, we launched “GORequest”, a new system that will allow you to contact us 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week in […]

April 18, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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#EarthDay is this weekend! What will U d

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#EarthDay is this weekend! What will U do 2 protect our planet? #transit reduces fuel use & encourages more sustainable development.

April 18, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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Investments in Infrastructure are Investments into the Economy

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The US Department of Treasury released a new analysis on the economic effects of infrastructure investment. This report underscores the need to continue to invest in highways and transit programs (of course, we are more partial to the latter). On average, 12% of the household income ($7,600) is spent on transportation. For 90% of Americans, transportation […]

April 16, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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