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Ride DCTA FREE to the 2020 Denton Black Film Festival

woman singing with "Free Rides" text to the left

Skip traffic and parking hassles and ride the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) free to the 2020 Denton Black Film Festival. Event-goers can ride DCTA’s A-train and Denton and Lewisville Connect buses from Wednesday, January 22, through Saturday, January 25, at no cost with festival code word. DCTA will not operate service on Sunday, January 26, which is the last day of the festival.


DCTA Free Ride Promotion 411

To take advantage of DCTA's free ride promotion for this year’s Denton Black Film Festival, event-goers must say the code word “DBFF20” to agency bus and rail operators when they board. The only services that qualify for DCTA’s free ride promotion are the A-train and Connect Bus system in Denton and Lewisville.


The promotion is not valid for other DCTA services including the University of North Texas (UNT) and North Central Texas College (NCTC) Campus Shuttles, Highland Village Connect Shuttle, Collin County Transit, Frisco Demand-Response, Denton Enterprise Airport and Lewisville Lakeway On-Demand services, Access and vanpool.


How to Get to the Festival Riding DCTA

Getting to the festival riding DCTA is convenient and easy. Check out the information below to see how you can get to the various festival venues:

  • Alamo Drafthouse – A-train and Denton Connect Routes 4 and 7
  • Campus Theatre – A-train and Denton Connect Route 7
  • University of North Texas (UNT) on the Square – A-train and Denton Connect Route 7
  • NCTC Denton Campus – A-train and Denton Connect Route 7
  • The Patterson-Appleton Arts Center – A-train and Denton Connect Route 7
  • Texas Woman’s University (TWU) – A-train and Denton Connect Routes 5 and 6
  • Dan’s Silverleaf – A-train and Denton Connect Route 7
  • Denton Convention Center – A-train and Denton Connect Route 7 and a short walk from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton


Denton County Resident

If you live in Denton County, ride DCTA’s A-train and transfer to Denton Connect Bus routes to get to the festival at no additional cost when you say the code word “DBFF20” to agency bus and rail operators. As a reminder, don’t forget to check the last A-train and Connect Bus times when planning your festival trip. Festival-goers can also use DCTA’s Transit Tracker system to find and track their ride via the mobile app, online, text or call the agency’s customer service team at 940.2443.0077.


Non-Denton County Resident

If you live outside of Denton County and are taking the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to transfer to DCTA, you will need to purchase a DART local day pass ($6) for that portion of your trip. When you transfer to DCTA, you can ride the rest of the way to the festival free using DCTA’s A-train and Denton Connect Bus routes when you say the code word “DBFF20” to DCTA bus and rail operators. When planning your trip, make sure to utilize DCTA’s Transit Tracker system and keep in mind the transfer times between DCTA and DART to ensure you make it back to your desired destination.

For direct media inquires, please contact:

Adrienne Hamilton,

Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications

Direct Line: 972.316.6114

Mobile: 214.497.6166


Kayla Laird,

Communications Coordinator

Direct Line: 972.315.6124

Mobile: 469-647-0071