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DCTA kicks off free fare promotion

The Denton County Transportation Authority will give A-train riders a free pass to ride at the end of the month.

The "free fare zone" promotion will begin Monday, Aug. 28 in conjunction with the first day of classes at local universities and colleges. Passengers who ride from the Downtown Denton Transit Center to MedPark Station or from Hebron Station to Trinity Mills Station won't have to pay a fee.

Those riding in the area between MedPark Station and Hebron Station will still have to pay typical regional or local fare.

The temporary promotion coincides with more permanent service changes on Aug. 28.

University of North Texas campus shuttles can now pick students up at two new transit hub centers located at Fouts Field and Union Circle. The Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8 along Highland Street will move to Eagle Drive and the schedules will be modified.

Riders on the Highland Village Connect Shuttle Route can now get on a bus without walking to an official stop. The "flag stops" allows riders to stand at a safe location on the road, wave to the driver and board the bus once it stops. Flag stopping is prohibited along the Interstate 35E service road, FM407 and Village Parkway.

For more information about the free fare promotion or service changes, go to www.RideDCTA.net