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Changes slated for DCTA bus routes in Denton

Modifications to Denton County Transportation Authority Connect bus routes in Denton will take effect May 15, according transit officials.

DCTA recently announced finalized changes to all routes in Denton, the most dramatic modifications in more than 10 years. New schedules and maps will be available for viewing beginning in early May, officials say.

Route 4, which currently makes stops at Texas Woman's University, University Drive at Old North Drive and at the Lattimore Street and Mulkey Lane intersection, is expected to see the most changes. Route 2, which picks up and drops off riders at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, Golden Triangle Mall, the MedPark rail station and Medical City Denton, will be slightly modified.

In an April 10 blog post, DCTA officials wrote the changes will fill service gaps and are an outcome of its 2016 Comprehensive Operational Analysis.

"Once these changes go into effect, passengers can look forward to increased peak period frequency, additional frequency in high-traffic areas and better connectivity between the routes," the post reads.

Last fall, DCTA hosted a couple public meetings regarding proposed changes to bus service routes. In February, the transit system presented the finalized route changes in a series of open-house events.

A complete list of the modified bus routes is available at http://bit.ly/2oo4Iso.