Anyone who was excited about the University of North Texas' upcoming appearance in the second annual Heart of Dallas Bowl now has an extra reason to be pumped.
The Denton County Transportation Authority, UNT and City of Denton are teaming up to offer free transportation to and from the Cotton Bowl for anyone coming from Denton. Fans can pick up a limited number of free regional transit passes, which will be good on both DCTA's A-Train and DART's Green Line, from December 26 through December 31.
Passes are strictly one per person and must be picked up at Downtown Denton Transit Center or Apogee Stadium.
Passes are strictly one per person and are available only at DCTA’s Downtown Denton Transit Center and UNT’s North Texas Athletics Ticket Office located at Apogee Stadium.
If you're unable to snag a free pass, you can still ride the train the day of the game by purchasing a regional pass at the station or by using the new GoPass app.
The DCTA is normally scheduled to be closed on New Year's Day, but with the bowl happening at 11 am on January 1, there will be limited A-Train service from Denton to DART's Trinity Mills Station in Carrollton to accommodate the anticipated crush of fans making their way southward.
The train to the game will leave promptly at 8:30 am, getting fans to the Cotton Bowl around 10:11 am. The return trip is scheduled to depart Fair Park at 3:11 pm, with the A-Train departing at 4:42 pm, but that could be adjusted depending on the length of the game. Fans are advised to sign up for rider alerts on the DCTA site for updates.
UNT is making its first bowl appearance in nearly 10 years, facing off against UNLV Rebels. UNT last played in the postseason following the 2004 season in the New Orleans Bowl.