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DCTA to give local college students, staff free A-train rides

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Students, faculty and staff members of three Denton County colleges will be able to ride the Denton County Transportation Authority’s A-train commuter rail for free during the next school semester.

DCTA’s LocalUniversity promotion will begin Aug. 27 and will be available to students, faculty and staff at the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University and North Central Texas College, which has campuses in Corinth and Flower Mound. They will be able to ride the A-train commuter rail for free between the Trinity Mills Station in Carrollton and the Downtown Denton Transit Center through Jan. 14, 2019, according to a DCTA news release.

To take advantage of the new program, UNT, TWU and NCTC students, faculty and staff will present their valid university identification card to A-train operators to ride free. Those who plan to transfer to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) at the Trinity Mills Station will need to purchase or have appropriate DART fare on hand for that portion of their trip.

“Our university partners are a significant component to our business,” said Jim Cline, DCTA President. “This promotion provides an opportunity for DCTA to give back to some of our valued partners and align our efforts with our ongoing strategic plan and immediate goal to increase ridership.”

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