PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Denton County Transit Study
By PIA Admin
This week we are spotlighting the Denton County Transit Study project.
Denton County Transit Study
Initiated in March 2022, the Denton County Transit Study aims to develop a comprehensive public transportation plan, particularly for cities and portions of the county that are not members of the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA).
Efforts will focus on strategic implementation and coordination with other planning efforts. The study will identify transit options, funding and implementation strategies, governance structure and the institutional delivery approach of recommended services or projects, and potential impacts on the community.
A Transit Vision, along with specific goals and objectives, will be developed that guide the transit planning process, recommendations, and implementation.
In 2018, elected and public officials from parts of Collin, Dallas, and Tarrant counties sought assistance with developing a comprehensive and coordinated transit planning and implementation plan. In support of this initiative, the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) approved $2 million in August 2018 for North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) to perform an independent transit needs assessment and strategic implementation plan for each of the three study areas, focusing on areas not included in existing transit authority service areas. Those studies were completed in 2021. Denton County is now part of the focus of the initiative, as well as east Dallas, Kaufman, Rockwall Counties Transit Study.
In 2021, NCTCOG selected the Cambridge Systematics (CS) team to lead the Denton County Transit Study. The project is supported by Nelson/Nygaard (NN), Public Information Associates (PIA), and Marlene Connor Associates (MCA).