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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 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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DCTA Board Action on Service Changes

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On May 24, 2012, the Denton County Transportation Authority Board of Directors approved additional rail service for the A-train to include mid-day rail service Monday through Friday. This action follows a series of public meetings and community surveys where the implementation of mid-day rail service was identified as the top priority. Other improvements considered and […]

May 24, 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.  […]

May 11, 2012 / By / Post a Comment