Beginning Monday, May 13, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will expand its Denton Enterprise Airport on-demand service area by adding a new zone to cover portions of the residential area south of Interstate 35E and west of Fort Worth Drive.
DCTA utilizes software from TransLoc — a technology provider of transit solutions — which allows the agency to provide on-demand service for riders to have real-time mobility options and be able to optimize service. Microtransit service offers real-time flexible routing and scheduling of DCTA vehicles.
Like Uber and Lyft, DCTA-branded vehicles carry a handful of riders at a time. The driver has an iPad showing the shortest route to get passengers to their individual destinations.
“Expanding our Denton Enterprise Airport on-demand service area is key to encouraging ridership and providing people with convenient, affordable mobility solutions in real time to get them where they need to go,” said Raymond Suarez, DCTA CEO.
Riders can watch their DCTA-branded vehicle live via the mobile app and online, receive notifications as it approaches, and change or cancel their request. Wait times can be reduced for riders by grouping ride requests on similar routes. Booking reoccurring trips is currently not available.