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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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