Happy Times and Good Sunshine: Fun Things to Do in July
Happy Times and Good Sunshine: Fun Things to Do in July
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Best of Series — The Inside Scoop on Local Ice Cream Shops
Best of Series — The Inside Scoop on Local Ice Cream Shops
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#AskDCTA: How can I maximize my commute during the summer?
#AskDCTA: How can I maximize my commute during the summer?
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Behind the Scenes: Meet Bus Driver Gilbert Esposito
Behind the Scenes: Meet Bus Driver Gilbert Esposito
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Just before 3:30 p.m., a pickup truck di

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May 15, 2012 / By / Post a Comment
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 34 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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President’s Post – Balancing Community Needs with Fiscal Responsibility

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DCTA is now in the process of developing service improvements for both bus and rail in advance of schedule revision and publication in August.   While the economy is still struggling, it looks as if we can hold our own on service levels,  and we can at least consider modest improvements.  The residents and businesses of […]

April 29, 2012 / By / 2 Comments
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President’s Post – DCTA Recognized for Financial Transparency by State Comptroller

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As faithful stewards of public funds, DCTA is committed to the complete and acccurate reporting of the business of our agency. This extends beyond meeting the minimum standards of reporting to providing the information in an accessible manner to the public. On April 2, 2012, the Denton County Transportation Authority was recognized by the State Comptroller […]

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