Denton County Transportation Authority revising bus schedules, proposing increased A-train service

bus
The Denton County Transportation Authority is revising its bus route schedules in Lewisville and Denton. (Courtesy Denton County Transportation Authority)

The Denton County Transportation Authority is revising its bus route schedules in Lewisville and Denton. (Courtesy Denton County Transportation Authority)

Denton County Transportation Authority has announced some scheduling changes for its Connect Bus services and A-train commuter rail line in Denton and Lewisville.

The changes are meant to improve efficiencies and on-time performance, according to an Aug. 18 news release. They will also help the transit agency as it ramps up service with the return of students to the University of North Texas campus in Denton. DCTA stated that the some of the changes are also due in part to a shortage of bus operators.

Connect Bus service changes go into effect Aug. 23, the same day that UNT classes begin.

Connect Bus Routes 21 and 22 in Lewisville and 4 in Denton will see temporary service reductions due to bus operator shortage and the new schedules. Routes 3 and 7 in Denton will also see minor schedule changes, the release stated.

The schedule for the UNT shuttle service is also being updated.


A proposal to increase the frequency of A-train service will be considered at the DCTA board of directors meeting Aug. 26. If approved, those plans call for A-trains to run on a 30-minute frequency Monday through Friday and once an hour on Saturdays. The A-train schedule currently offers a mix of 30-minute and hourly service, depending on the time of day.

The A-train service changes would go into effect Sept. 7, which is the same day that the agency is launching its new GoZone on-demand rideshare service in Highland Village and parts of Lewisville and Denton.

For specific transit schedules and more information on the changes, visit http://ridedcta.net.
By Valerie Wigglesworth
Valerie has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is currently managing editor for DFW Metro for Community Impact Newspaper.


MOST RECENT

store sign
Market by Macy's celebrates grand opening at Highlands of Flower Mound shopping center

Market by Macy's is a smaller store that offers a curated assortment of branded fashion for men, women and kids as well as home, beauty and gift items, according to a news release.

commissioners meeting
Commissioners plan for Denton County redistricting with approval to come in November

District lines are redrawn every 10 years based on updated census information.

car wash
Marvel Carwash and Dogwash now open in Flower Mound

Marvel Carwash and Dogwash opened in early October at 1551 Justin Road in Flower Mound.

Here is the latest data regarding COVID-19 in Denton County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
COVID-19 cases, hospitalization rates continue to decrease in Denton County

New COVID-19 cases in Denton County continue to trend downward as vaccinations and herd immunity rise, said Dr. Matt Richardson, Denton County director of public health.

"The Dude" is the signature burger at Lebowski's Grill. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Lebowski's Grill upends expectations in Austin; first Houston-area Costco Business Center opens in Stafford and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 26.

New statewide maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
Gov. Abbott approves new voting maps for state legislature, Congress, school districts for next decade

The maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022, after the state legislature passed them during a 30-day special session.

man
Flower Mound names Irving's Assistant City Manager James Childers as new town manager

James Childers, who currently serves as assistant city manager of Irving, will begin the position on Jan. 3, 2022.

The statewide job fair will connect veterans to employers as well as other resource providers. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Statewide job fair aims to connect Texas veterans and their families to employers

The job fair is coming to local Texas Workforce Solutions offices, some of which are having early admission for veterans and their families.

Teso Life currently has a location in Carrollton near another 99 Ranch Market and other Asian businesses and restaurants. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Japanese department store Teso Life coming to Frisco; New Braunfels’ Gruene Hall set as backdrop for Scotty McCreery music video and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 25.

building
Home Zone opens second location in Lewisville

The furniture store offers living room, dining room and bedroom collections.

pizza
Carmine's Pizzeria in Lewisville has closed

Carmine’s Pizzeria, which originally opened in Lewisville in 2007, has closed.