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 Denton, Highland Village, and Lewisville have been strong supporters of DCTA, and there is no shortage of requests for improved service. Our challenge has been determining the best investment of funds to increase the overall utilization of the system. The core of our challenge is to meet the needs of riders in a fiscally responsible way. Our staff has done strong planning work to bring forward recommendations, and the DCTA Board has been involved in some rather spirited discussions in advance of this week’s public meetings. We will be in all three cities (see www.dcta.net for the schedule), and we very much look forward to your feedback.
While August sounds like a long time away, we need to make decisions in May to allow for any changes to be implemented smoothly. Your feedback is important. Past comments from meetings such as these have shaped the system we have now and future comments will shape the direction in the future. Be a part of our shared future and the opportunities it will bring.