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Denton County Transportation Authority’s June 2020 Public Meeting Goes Digital

Graphic text reads "June Online Public Meeting"

The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) invites the public to view its online June public meeting video presentation to provide feedback on upcoming proposed agency projects. In lieu of in-person public meetings, DCTA will host its June public meeting presentation online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency.

 

The agency regularly holds public meetings to inform and engage with the community regarding DCTA projects, programs and services. DCTA encourages people to provide feedback that will help the agency deliver mobility options that benefit the many communities DCTA serves.

 

The online video presentation will be available online from Monday, June 15, until Friday, June 26, and will include all the information on the proposed DCTA service changes and projects usually presented during an in-person public meeting.

 

Online Public Meeting Presentation Topics

DCTA has numerous projects happening in the next few months and needs passenger feedback to enhance agency services and projects. Below are topics that will be presented in the online meeting video presentation:

 

  • Permanent Frequency and Service Reductions to Denton and Lewisville Connect Bus System – DCTA plans to make its March 23 service hours and frequency changes to the Denton and Lewisville Connect Bus system permanent, resulting in a nearly 50 percent reduction in service. In addition, the 30-minute headways between each bus during peak hours as was previously before March 23 will stay at the current 60-minute headways. Below is a high-level breakdown of previous service DCTA changes that were put into effect due to COVID-19 that DCTA is proposing to make permanent in August 2020.

 

Service

March 23 Changes

May 11 Changes

Route 1

Saturday schedule with additional morning run

Continued

Route 2

Saturday schedule with additional morning run

Continued

Route 3

Saturday schedule with additional morning run

Continued

Route 4

Saturday schedule with additional morning run

Continued

Route 5

Saturday schedule with additional morning run

Suspended Service

Route 6

Saturday schedule with additional morning run

Continued

Route 7

Saturday schedule with additional morning run

Continued

Route 8

Saturday schedule with additional morning run

Suspended Service

Route 21

Saturday schedule with additional morning run

Continued

Route 22

Saturday schedule with additional morning run

Continued

Highland Village Connect Shuttle

Discontinued Service

Continued

 

  • Permanent Suspension of Denton Connect Routes 5 and 8 – DCTA plans to permanently remove Denton Connect Routes 5 and 8 to reduce route duplication within the agency’s services. DCTA temporarily suspended the routes in May due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency.
  • Permanent Modified A-train Weekday Service  – DCTA plans to keep the current A-train schedule that was put in place temporarily during the March 23 service changes.
  • Microtransit On-Demand Service at the Downtown Denton Transit Center to become Permanent – As Denton Connect bus service ends prior to A-train service, DCTA plans to make the on-demand zone at the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) permanent. This is another change that went into effect temporarily during the March 23 service changes.
  • University of North Texas (UNT) Service Updates DCTA plans to present proposed UNT Service Changes for the upcoming semester.
  • Title VI Analysis The agency will conduct a Title VI analysis of the proposed changes included in the online public meeting video presentation to ensure they comply with Title VI rules and regulations.

 

How to Watch the Online Meeting Video Presentation and Provide Feedback

DCTA will have an online video presentation available at RideDCTA.net that provides details on all the topics that will be covered. Visit the public engagement page to learn more. An online feedback form will also be made available and individual comments are highly encouraged.   

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

Kayla Laird,

Communications Coordinator

Direct Line: 972.315.6124

Mobile: 469-647-0071

Email: klaird@dcta.net