Skip Traffic and Ride DCTA’s Free Shuttle to the 2019 Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

Family getting on bus

Looking to avoid parking and traffic to the 2019 Denton Arts & Jazz Festival? The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has you covered with free shuttle service during the festival from Friday, April 26, through Sunday, April 28. The agency has partnered with the festival to provide alternative mobility options and help alleviate parking frustrations for event attendees.

 

In addition to free event shuttle service, DCTA will operate regular A-train and Connect Bus service during the festival (no Sunday service). As a reminder, parking is free at all DCTA A-train stations.

 

SHUTTLE DETAILS AND HOW TO RIDE

Anyone can ride DCTA's free shuttle service that will pick up passengers from the MedPark station and Texas Health Presbyterian Denton and drop them off at Quakertown Park (WB Mckinney at Bell). The shuttle will run every 30 minutes. Below are key dates and times of DCTA’s free shuttle service:

  • Friday, April 26 – shuttle service begins at Medpark Station ONLY at 2:32 p.m. and the last shuttle from the festival to MedPark Station departs at midnight.
  • Saturday, April 27 – shuttle service begins at 9:30 a.m. at Medpark station and Texas Health Presbyterian Denton and the last shuttle from the festival to both shuttle locations departs at midnight.
  • Sunday, April 28 – shuttle service begins at 10:30 a.m. at Medpark station and Texas Health Presbyterian Denton and the last shuttle from the festival to both shuttle locations departs at 10:30 p.m.

If you’re taking the A-train to connect to DCTA’s free shuttle service, please plan your trip in advance to ensure you don’t miss your train. DCTA’s A-train schedule is available at RideDCTA.net. PLEASE NOTE: We’re testing and implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) and have A-train service modifications on Friday nights and Saturday mornings.

 

TRIP PLANNING TIPS

Getting to the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival using public transportation is convenient and easy. Check out the travel information below to see which public transportation and fare options you can take to get to the festival:

 

Denton County Resident

If you live in Denton County and want to take the A-train and free shuttle service to get to the festival, you can purchase a $3 local day pass and ride the A-train to MedPark station to get to the festival. If you’re a Denton resident, you can ride Denton Connect Routes 5 and 6 to get to the festival or take advantage of the Texas Health Presbyterian Denton Park and Ride shuttle location.

 

Non-Denton County Resident

If you live outside of Denton County, you can visit the Denton Arts & Jazz festival transportation site for more details on how to ride the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) or Trinity Metro to connect to our system to get to the festival. In addition, you will need to purchase a $12 regional day pass to use all regional public transportation systems.

For direct media inquires, please contact:

Adrienne Hamilton,

Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications

Direct Line: 972.316.6114

Mobile: 214.497.6166

Email: ahamilton@dcta.net

Nicole Recker,

Vice President of Marketing and Administration

Direct Line: 972.316.6132

Mobile: 817.909.3498

Email: nrecker@dcta.net