Roundup: May Public Transit Chatter
Roundup: May Public Transit Chatter
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May You Have a Great Time: Fun Things to Do in May
May You Have a Great Time: Fun Things to Do in May
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Take a Peek Inside DCTA’s Past Six Months
Take a Peek Inside DCTA’s Past Six Months
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Best of Series: Top Ways to Cycle Your Way through 2019 National Bike Month
Best of Series: Top Ways to Cycle Your Way through 2019 National Bike Month
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President’s Message – DCTA’s New Bus Operating and Maintenance Facility

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May 23, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
The award of an $8.2 million FTA grant to DCTA for the construction of our Bus O&M Facility was a landmark achievement for the agency.  This facility will replace the interim facilities co-located with the City of Denton Landfill. The new facility will be located on Teasley near Shady Oaks in Denton, and includes facilities for repair, […]
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“Rail Ready” rail safety presentation

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“Rail Ready” rail safety presentation on 5/17 at @RideDCTA transit center. Motorist safety will be covered including not stopping on tracks and not driving around barricades. (Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)

May 15, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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Just before 3:30 p.m., a pickup truck di

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Just before 3:30 p.m., a pickup truck did not fully clear the tracks at the Purnell Street crossing in Lewisville. The vehicle was clipped by the train. No injuries were reported. Service resumed at 4:10 p.m. (Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)

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Stop Talking Out Your Tailpipe!

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Stressing the need to develop regional solutions to the challenge of air quality, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) are joining forces through the May to September ozone season to promote Employer Transit Benefits programs. In addition to the core tool of increased transit use, other approaches […]

May 11, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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President’s Post – Regional Partnerships

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In the arena of public policy, the achievement of community goals is greatly enhanced through regional partnerships.  This is particularly important in public transportation.  Since its inception, DCTA has been a great example of what regional cooperation can achieve.  The DCTA system of bus and rail transportation links together communities and universities within Denton County.  […]

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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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National Publication Highlights DCTA

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The May issue of Metro Magazine featured a story on DCTA and all that the agency has accomplished in such a short period of time. This type of national recognition is a tribute to the regional partnership and local champions that have enabled the Authority to move so quickly and advance service implementation. Thanks for […]

May 8, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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President’s Post – DCTA Bus Ridership

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While the A-train gets a great deal of the press with DCTA, it is essential to recognize the role of the bus system in the services we provide.  In FY11, over 2.4 million passengers boarded our buses in our service area.  This is reflective of a steady growth since the assumption of bus operations by […]

May 4, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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Transit Oriented Development: Imagining the Possible

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Today, the American Public Transportation Association shared with us an article on Transit Oriented Development in the Wall Street Journal. While this article is based on a development in New Jersey, we do not have to look far in North Texas for similar examples and the promise of even more mixed use developments along transit […]

May 3, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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Monday! Monday!

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So April 30th was anything but a typical Monday afternoon commute for most of DCTA’s A-train passengers. DCTA experienced a major signal outage which required the A-train to run at restricted speeds. We realize that this made for a long and frustrating commute home. We are working with our contractor to diagnose the cause of […]

May 1, 2012 / By / 2 Comments
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