DENTON COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY Denton & Lewisville Connect Service • Connect • Local fixed route services operating in the cities of Lewisville and Denton. • Routes were configured to provide easy access to many important destinations within these cities. • Operates Monday through Saturday, excluding major holidays. Where does Connect take passengers? In Denton, Connect makes 186 stops throughout the city. Some points of interest on the Connect routes are: • DCTA Commuter Express • • • • • • • Park and Ride City Hall County Courthouse Library Municipal Court Denton Regional Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital Senior Center • Social Security Administration • Texas Workforce Commission • Golden Triangle Mall • Downtown Square • Target • Wal-Mart • Rayzor Ranch Denton Connect Routes A-train – What is it? • The A-train is a 21-mile regional rail system connecting Denton and Dallas Counties. DCTA has five A-train stations; two in Denton and three in Lewisville and also interfaces with DART at their Trinity Mills Station in Carrollton. Passengers can transfer to the Green Line, which provides access to Downtown Dallas, the Medical District, Pleasant Grove, Fair Park, DART’s Red, Orange and Blue Lines and the Trinity Railway Express. Visit DART.org for DART service and schedule information. • The A-train operates Monday through Friday, excluding New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. • Service may be limited or modified on days surrounding these holidays. • Sign up for DCTA e-mail Rider Alerts to receive schedule modification notices. A-train – How to Ride • Plan your trip. • Passengers are strongly encouraged to carefully plan their trip prior to travel. Use this website or the DCTA Go Guide for route and schedule information necessary to plan your trip. • Buy your pass. • Buy a transit pass at any A-train station or Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC). For a list of additional transit pass outlet locations, visit the Fare Information page. • Validate your pass. • Validate any pre-purchased Day Pass through the ticket vending machine on the station platform. Passes purchased through the ticket vending machine are immediately validated. A-train – How to Ride • Be ready for your stop. • Trains stop at all five A-train stations and DART’s Trinity Mills Station; you don’t need to signal the operator to get on or off. Upcoming stops will be announced on the train. • Transfer to the Green Line. • DCTA does not meet every DART Green Line train and DCTA service ends before DART’s service ends. Please be aware of appropriate Green Line connections listed on the A-train Schedule. • Transfer to DCTA Connect. • Passengers can transfer between the A-train and Connect bus routes to complete their trip. If using Connect as part of your travel plan, visit the Connect Routes & Schedules page. A-train Local System • A-train passengers with a DCTA Local System pass can travel within Denton County only. • A Local System pass allows a passenger to travel on the A-train between Lewisville and Denton, on Connect, Connect RSVP and the UNT Shuttle. • When traveling on the A-train, the following destinations are included in the local system • Downtown Denton Transit Center • MedPark Station • Highland Village/Lewisville Lake Station • Old Town Station • Hebron Station • DART Trinity Mills A-train Regional System • A-train passengers with a trip beginning or terminating outside of Denton County will need to purchase a DCTA Regional pass. • This pass can be used to travel between Denton County and DART’s Trinity Mills Station or Downtown Dallas. • A Regional pass also allows the passenger to travel on the A-train, Connect, Connect RSVP, UNT Shuttle, DART services (except paratransit service), TRE and The T (except paratransit service) at no additional charge. A-train Route A-train Station Locations A-train - Transit Connections • TWU • From the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC), passengers may board Connect Routes 4, 5 or 6 for access to the TWU campus. • Downtown Courthouse Square • From the DDTC, passengers may take a short walk or board Routes 6, 7, 8 or 9 for access to the Courthouse Square. Fare Information DCTA fares and passes may be purchased online, at ticket vending machines at A-train station platforms or at one of the ticket outlets listed below. Downtown Denton Transit Center 604 E. Hickory St. Denton, TX 76210 TWU Student Union 304 Administration Dr., Ste. 209 Denton, TX 76204 Lewisville City Hall 151 W. Church St. Lewisville, TX 75057 Highland Village City Hall 1000 Highland Village Rd. Highland Village, TX 75077 *Ticket vending machines and some ticket outlets do not sell all fare types. Connect Fare Information • Connect Passes are valid on Connect and UNT Shuttle only. Passengers may transfer to another Connect route at no additional charge by obtaining a transfer slip from the bus operator. Passengers wishing to transfer to a service within the Local System or the Regional System will need to pay the appropriate upgrade upon transfer. • A passenger may travel one-way on Connect by paying a one-way cash fare to the operator upon boarding and must use exact change. Multi-ride Connect Passes are available for purchase at the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC), Lewisville City Hall and online. Annual Connect Passes require a photo ID and are only available for purchase online and at the DDTC. Connect One-Way Connect One-Way Reduced* Ten Ride Connect Book Monthly/31-Day Connect Pass Monthly/31-Day Connect Pass Reduced* Annual Connect Pass $1.50 $ 0.75 $13.00 $45.00 $25.00 $450.00 *Reduced = Seniors (65+), disabled, Medicare cardholders and students (Ages 5-18, students over the age of 14 require a valid high school or DCTA issued ID) Local Fare Information • • Local System Passes are valid on Connect, Connect RSVP, UNT Shuttle as well as trips within Denton County on the A-train Mid-day Shuttle Bus and the A-train. Passengers may transfer to another service within the Local System at no additional charge by obtaining a transfer slip from the bus operator. Passengers wishing to transfer to the Regional System will need to pay the appropriate upgrade upon transfer. Local System Passes are available for purchase at a ticket vending machine located at all A-train station platforms, through one of our ticket outlets or online. Passengers beginning their travel on DCTA Connect or A-train Mid-day Shuttle Bus may purchase passes (using cash, check or money order) from DCTA bus operators the first and last three days of the month. Annual Local System Passes are only available for purchase at the DDTC or online and require a photo ID. Local System One-Way Local System One-Way Reduced* Local System Day Pass Local System Day Pass Reduced* Local System 7-Day Local System 10 Pack of Day Passes Local System Monthly/31-Day Pass Local System Monthly/31-Day Pass Reduced* Local System Annual Pass Summer Youth Pass $3.00 $1.25 $6.00 $2.00 $25.00 $40.00 $90.00 $40.00 $650.00 $30.00 * Reduced passes are available for Seniors (65+), disabled, Medicare card holders, children 5-15 and high school students w/valid high school ID or DCTA issued ID. **Students, faculty and staff of colleges with physical campuses within Denton County are eligible to participate in the University Pass Program. Proof of enrollment/employment is required. Regional Fare Information • • Regional Passes are valid on Connect, Connect RSVP, UNT Shuttle, A-train Mid-day Shuttle Bus and the A-train (including trips to Trinity Mills) as well as DART, TRE and The T. Demand response is not included. Regional Passes are available for purchase at a ticket vending machine located at all A-train sation platforms, through one of our ticket outlets or online. Passengers beginning their travel on DCTA Connect or A-train Mid-day Shuttle Bus may purchase passes (using cash, check or money order) from DCTA bus operators the first and last three days of the month. Annual Regional Passes are only available for purchase at the DDTC or online and require a photo ID. Regional One-Way Regional One-Way Reduced* Regional Day Pass Regional Day Pass Reduced* Rgional 10 Pack of Day Passes Regional 7-Day Pass Regional Monthly/31-Day Pass Regional Monthly/31-Day Pass Reduced* Regional Annual Pass $5.00 $1.25 $10.00 $2.50 $70.00 $50.00 $160.00 $40.00 $1600.00 *Reduced = Seniors (65+), disabled, Medicare cardholders and students (Ages 5-18, students over the age of 14 require a valid high school or DCTA issued ID). **Students, faculty and staff of colleges with physical campuses within Denton County are eligible to participate in the University Pass Program. Proof of enrollment/employment is required. University Pass Program • Student Local • Full Semester (130-140 days) - $175.00 • Summer Semester (80-90 days) - $120.00 • Annual Local Pass (12 months from date of purchase) - $365.00 • Student Regional • Full Semester (130-140 days) - $250.00 • Summer Semester (80-90 days) - $160.00 • Annual Regional pass (12 months from date of purchase) - $600.00 Passes available through the TWU Student Union Office • Local • Monthly • 10-Day Pass Bundle • Reduced Monthly • Regional • Monthly • 10-Day Pass Bundle • Reduced Monthly Pertinent Information • Monthly Passes • Valid for designated calendar month only • Available for purchase approximately 1 week prior to the 1st day of the month. • 10-Day Pass Bundle • Contains (10) day passes • Each day pass is punched when the rider boards the bus for the first portion of their trip. Rider can continue to ride unlimited for the remainder of the day. • Passes are only good for the date that they are activated/punched. • Reduced Monthly Passes • Valid for designated calendar month only • Available for purchase approximately 1 week prior to the 1st day of the month. • Available to seniors (65+), disabled, Medicare card holders and students (18 & under, w/ valid student ID) DCTA Contact Information • DCTA Website – www.RideDCTA.net • DCTA Customer Service - 940-243-0077 (Available Monday through Saturday from 6 AM to 8 PM) • TWU Student Union – 940-898-3641 • TWU Commuter Services – 940-898-2789 Thanks for riding!