GoZone on-demand ride share service expands to Castle Hills

GoZone expanded to Castle Hills on Jan. 19. (Courtesy Andy Ambrosius of Via)

GoZone expanded to Castle Hills on Jan. 19. (Courtesy Andy Ambrosius of Via)

The Denton County Transportation Authority’s GoZone service expanded to Castle Hills on Jan. 19.

The expansion comes after Castle Hills was annexed into Lewisville, which receives the GoZone service.

GoZone, which is powered by Via, offers on-demand ride share service. The service is the public transportation offering in Lewisville after the Connect bus stopped running in December.

A fleet of dedicated vans is used to transport passengers at assigned virtual bus stops, according to the DCTA. Payments for GoZone can be made with a DCTA pass or purchased as a single trip for $0.75 each.

“We're happy to welcome the Castle Hills community onto DCTA's GoZone service,” said Javier Trilla, assistant vice president of innovation and information technology, in a DCTA news release. “The expansion into Castle Hills was a natural extension of our Lewisville services and further ties together the community by offering a transit option that gets you anywhere within Lewisville on a single per-trip fare.”

Passengers can request a ride through the DCTA GoZone mobile app, or they can call DCTA customer service at 940-243-0077.

GoZone operates from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays and holidays, according to DCTA.

For more information about DCTA’s GoZone service, visit https://dctafeedback.net/gozone-launch.
By Samantha Douty
Samantha Douty joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 as the Lewisville/ Flower Mound/ Highland Village editor. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2018 with a degree in journalism. But her passion for journalism started when she was 16 years old. Before joining Community Impact Newspaper, she reported on education for the Victoria Advocate, a rural South Texas daily newspaper.