The new GoZone on-demand rideshare service launches Sept. 7 in Highland Village and parts of Lewisville and Denton.

The service is being offered by the Denton County Transportation Authority through a company called Via.

People may request rides by downloading the DCTA GoZone mobile app on their smart phone. Rides are offered in two designated zones. One is in the Lewisville-Highland Village area, and one is in Denton. Between Mondays through Saturdays, rides must start and end in the same zone. On Sundays, rides are available between the two zones.

A one-way ride costs $0.75. Payment is available through the app. Passengers may also pay exact cash to the driver. The first four rides through Oct. 7 are free.

Those without a smart phone may call 940-243-0077 to create an account and book trips, according to DCTA.

The service operates daily, including holidays. Hours of operation are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, according to DCTA.

Ridership through Via for fiscal year 2022 is projected to be about 280,000, according to DCTA budget documents.

“GoZone will improve how people live, work and play by enabling them to use an on-demand rideshare service that transports riders where they are to their destination,” DCTA CEO Raymond Suarez said in a news release. “In addition, GoZone will provide more service coverage area and hours of operation than current fixed-route bus options to help people get where they need to go.”

To learn more abou the service, click here.

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