A new bus route connecting downtown Fort Worth with Alliance and Denton is providing a fresh option for frequent travelers of I-35. Known as the North Texas Xpress – or NTX – the route begins at the Intermodal Transportation Center and stops at the Alliance Opportunity Center and the North Park & Ride before reaching the final stop by UNT. The route also services Tarrant County College’s Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Logistics and Transportation at Alliance Airport.
Paul Ballard, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, believes the NTX will be a great addition for Fort Worth residents.
“Employees drive that route every day, but now they have the choice of using that time catching up on email or just relaxing while someone else handles the driving,” he says. “Students can get in a little extra study time by choosing public transportation.”
FWTA implemented the service Sept. 26 and celebrated the route with a kickoff event Oct. 3 at the ITC. The first bus leaves the ITC at 6 a.m. and service concludes at 9 p.m. on weekdays. The Denton County Transportation Authority is joining FWTA on the route to provide service every 90 minutes.