MARK YOUR CALENDARS: April Calendar of Events to Know
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: April Calendar of Events to Know
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Spring Has Sprung: Fun Things to Do in April
Spring Has Sprung: Fun Things to Do in April
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Celebrating All Things Jazz in April
Celebrating All Things Jazz in April
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Best of Series: Top Earth Day Events to Attend in April
Best of Series: Top Earth Day Events to Attend in April
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DCTA Services Run According to Schedule

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January 28, 2013 / By / Post a Comment
DCTA bus services were not impacted by labor shortages on Monday, January 28th. First Transit, DCTA’s contract operator, and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) recently reached an agreement. First Transit is contracted to manage the operations of DCTA buses. “We are pleased that First Transit and ATU were able to reach an agreement and not […]
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DCTA Bus Service May Be Impacted on Monday, January 28, 2013

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The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has issued a series of rider alerts notifying passengers of the potential for service impacts on Monday, January 28 because of a possible labor shortage.  Bus drivers for DCTA’s demand response and fixed route services are contract employees hired through a management contract with First Transit and are part […]

January 26, 2013 / By / Post a Comment
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Thankful for a Decade of Progress

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 Many of you may not realize this, but a few weeks ago DCTA turned 10.  Yep, the BIG 1-0! On November 5, 2002, voters confirmed the authority with a 73 percent approval rate. Votes were canvassed separately for each of the five cities with more than 12,000 population and for the remainder of the county. This […]

November 20, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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President’s Post – Success of Rail Schedule Modifications

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In August, I posted information on the improvements to the DCTA A-train schedule.  These changes included primarily the addition of mid-day service, the extension of late night service on the weekends, and an earlier start to Saturday service.  While the jury is still out on the weekend service, the rest of the changes and increased […]

October 10, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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President’s Blog – Proposed DCTA Fare Modifications

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Next week, DCTA will conduct Public Meetings to discuss some important modifications to our fare structure.  The proposed modifications will align with our regional partners while also creating some opportunities to promote our mid-day rail service and encourage more trips on our local transit system.  The comments of the public are an important part of […]

October 5, 2012 / By / 1 Comment
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President’s Blog – Proposed Schedule Changes for January, 2013

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Although the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has just implemented schedule changes in August, we are immediately looking forward to our next series of changes for January. The changes proposed build on our recent August improvements and are the product of significant analysis of our system performance as well as input from the public. The […]

September 14, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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President’s Post – A Glimpse into the FY13 Budget

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As we approach the end of the Fiscal Year (October 1 – September 30) at DCTA, the Board of Directors and the Staff are busy finalizing the budget for next year.  The proposed budget will be presented to the Board and the public at tomorrow’s Board meeting (August 23, 2012) for review and comment.  Final […]

August 22, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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President Blog – Transit Oriented Development and the A-train

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The A-train between Denton (DDTC) and Carrollton  (DART Trinity Mills Green Line Station) opens up many possibilities for the areas around our stations.  In addition to linking passengers to the local and regional transit systems, appropriate development near the stations will bring positive benefits for the local community and the region.  These benefits include increased […]

August 15, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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President Post – Impact of Heat on Train Operations

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The August heat in Texas is tough on man and machine.  While DCTA’s new rail cars are handling the heat well, there have been some occasions where the heat has slightly impacted our operations.  This has been related to the temperature of the rails, and has caused some limitations on our maximum speed. The A-train […]

August 14, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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President Blog – Schedule Enhancements Coming August 20th

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The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is in the process of implementing service enhancements to improve both bus and rail operations.  These changes will be effective August 20, 2012, and are part of the regularly planned changes that occur in August and January of each year.  The timing of the changes coincides with the beginning […]

August 13, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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