Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA)

Lewisville, TX 75067


About Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA)


1660 South Stemmons Freeway #250
Lewisville, TX 75067

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The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is a coordinated county transportation authority created by House Bill 3323, under Chapter 460 of the Texas Transportation Code, approved by the 77th Texas Legislature and signed into law by the Governor in 2001. On November 5, 2002, the voters in Denton County approved the confirmation of DCTA by 73%. The DCTA board of directors represents every geographic area of the county.

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Car Sharing

DCTA's GoZone celebrates two-year anniversary

Sept. 8, 2023
Since launching in September 2021, GoZone has gained popularity for its on-demand transit programs with monthly ridership peaking at more than 77,000 rides in May 2023.
The GoZone on-demand rideshare service from DCTA has surpassed one million completed rides in approximately 18 months of service.
Car Sharing

DCTA’s GoZone on-demand service surpasses one million completed rides in approximately 18 months of service

April 3, 2023
DCTA and Via, the TransitTech provider for GoZone, celebrated the milestone by holding a ceremonial one-millionth ride and by honoring ‘superstar’ GoZone drivers at the Downtown...
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DCTA adds four key leaders

Jan. 30, 2023
The additions include a new COO, CFO and director of marketing and communications and a director of safety and compliance, a newly created position at the agency.
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DCTA, DART approve joint rail operations facility

Sept. 1, 2022
Scheduled to begin construction in the first quarter of 2023, the facility will be funded by DART, with DCTA providing design, construction and project management services.
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DCTA CEO Raymond Suarez to step down end of March

March 8, 2022
The board plans to discuss launching a search for Suarez’s replacement at the March 24 regularly scheduled meeting.
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Car Sharing

DCTA expands its GoZone service to Castle Hills

Jan. 26, 2022
Whether it’s running an errand or heading to the nearest A-train station, GoZone is here when it’s needed, where it’s needed.
Paul Cristina has joined DCTA as deputy CEO.

DCTA brings trio of leaders to authority

Dec. 29, 2021
Paul Cristina, Brittney M. Farr and Pamela Burns have all joined the authority to aid in its mission of enhancing mobility in one of the fastest growing regions in Texas.
Safety & Security

DCTA releases responses to COVID-19 response survey

Jan. 14, 2021
The agency asked riders to fill out a survey about the agency’s response to COVID-19 and what riders think about using public transit.

DCTA announces new A-Train operations and maintenance contractor

Nov. 3, 2020
RGPC will provide operations and maintenance of tracks, signaling, dispatching and communications.
DCTA's new Urban MULTI counters can count pedestrians and cyclists.
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DCTA installs counters along A-train Rail Trail to track usage

Oct. 1, 2020
With the addition of these new counters, DCTA has six total counters to track its rail trail usage.

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DCTA names Paul Cristina as president and CEO

Sept. 23, 2022
Cristina came to DCTA in 2021 as deputy CEO from Class 1 railroad BNSF.
Brittney M. Farr, Director of Government Relations, Denton County Transportation Authority
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2021 40 Under 40: Brittney M. Farr

Nov. 23, 2021
Brittney M. Farr, Director of Government Relations, Denton County Transportation Authority
A mock up showing the branding of the vans that would be used for DCTA's GoZone on-demand service.
Shared Mobility

DCTA gathering feedback on proposed on-demand system transition

April 20, 2021
The restructuring proposal aims to expand service area, add “virtual stops” in lieu of fixed route stops, improve regional mobility, as well as the rider experience.
HART's theme for its celebration of Black History Month is the representation, identity and diversity of “The Black Family.”

Transit agencies celebrate Black History Month

Feb. 15, 2021
Bus wraps, writing contests and highlighting employees and community members are examples of how transit systems across North America are celebrating Black history and Black culture...
The on-demand service vehicles have seating for 12 passengers and are accessible to passengers with a mobility device.

MaaS Model Success: DCTA’s Lewisville Lakeway On-Demand Microtransit Service

March 12, 2020
DCTA replaced fixed route service with microtransit in January 2019 that provides flexible routes and on-demand scheduling.
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DCTA gets FRA clearance to begin PTC revenue demonstration service

Jan. 24, 2019
A-train schedule will be modified so the transit agency can continue testing and progress toward full implementation of PTC by June 2020.
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Best Practices: Procurement Practices

Nov. 16, 2016
Tampa, Fla.Al BurnsDirector of Procurement and Contracts AdministrationHillsborough Area Regional Transit AuthorityOver the course of the last 12 years as a director in public...
Nicole Recker, President of Marketing & Communications, Denton County Transportation Authority.

2016 Top 40 Under 40: Nicole Recker

Sept. 6, 2016
Nicole Recker, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA)

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DCTA plans for TOD along a 25-mile segment of the existing KCS freight rail line in Denton County.

DCTA awarded $600,000 from FTA for transit-oriented development planning

July 21, 2020
This planning project will help determine if the KCS corridor can provide mobility and economic opportunity for Denton County and the North Texas region.
DCTA says it has the resources necessary to maintain and protect the health of its employees and ensure a safe commute for its passengers.

DCTA receives $23.4 million through CARES Act

May 4, 2020
The federal funds will provide the agency with financial resources for continued essential operations and services.
DCTA's newly branded microtransit app features DCTA's logo as the identifying icon.

DCTA rebrands Lewisville Lakeway on-demand mobile app

May 1, 2020
The newly rebranded app will feature DCTA’s logo as the identifying icon and will replace the current Spare Rider app.
Shared Mobility

DCTA announces completion of A-train Rail Trail

Jan. 22, 2020
The 19-mile trail was completed in December 2019 and runs from Denton to Lewisville.
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DCTA receives 2019 Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

Sept. 24, 2019
The agency has received the award for the fourth consecutive year.
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DCTA reaches PTC milestone

Aug. 14, 2019
The A-train will run with the safety technology beginning Aug. 26.
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Denton County Transportation Authority 2019 passenger survey results 

Aug. 1, 2019
Passengers are enjoying the ride according to the Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) biennial passenger survey, which received over 2,000 responses or 20 percent ...
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Shared Mobility

DCTA moves forward with MaaS on-call contracts

May 7, 2019
DCTA's new suite of on-call contracts that will allow the agency to allocate up to $2.4 million of its annual operating budget to offer a variety of mobility services via task...
Firms selected by DCTA will be contracted to provide service proposals for flexible, efficient, and effective mobility services.
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DCTA to Increase Transit Options and Partnerships with Mobility as a Service Request for Proposal

Jan. 22, 2019
The Denton County Transportation Authority has officially released a request for proposal (RFP) for Mobility as a Service.