Denton County Transportation Authority
If this week’s spike in gasoline prices have you down do something about it – today is the 8th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.
As night fell on a day where 2-3 inches also fell across North Texas, many municipalities had one thing on their mind, the day after Christmas commute.
North Texans are being encouraged to ‘Dump the Pump’ and use public transportation. Starting today, DART, the T in Fort Worth, and the DCTA are all swapping gas receipts for free transit passes.
One person was killed and another hurt when they were struck by a Denton County Transportation Authority A-Train while walking in an unauthorized area near Lake Lewisville Saturday afternoon, said DCTA spokesman Dee Leggett.
The UNT community is mourning the tragic loss of a promising communications student. Twenty-three year old Dustin O’Dell died last Friday after being hit by a Denton County Transportation Authority train.
The Texas heat wave has affected some rail lines, as high temperatures threaten to warp tracks. Many trains have been forced to reduce speeds.