Yes, and many do. Because the Denton County Transportation Authority is supported by sales taxes collected in Denton, Highland Village and Lewisville, the buses are available for public use with the appropriate fare.
Most of the buses that circulate around campus cater to destinations used by staff, faculty and students, such as campus libraries that are also open to the public. But some UNT routes extend into the city to meet students where they live and work.
UNT’s Discovery Park bus, for example, follows some of the same route as Denton Connect Bus 7, giving riders more options to get to Rayzor Ranch shopping center destinations and apartments going up on North Elm Street.
This fall, DCTA is changing the Mean Green shuttle route to include some destinations west of Interstate 35 and along the edge of Westpark, Denton’s industrial park. The new route will serve a major apartment development and take advantage of the new extension of Precision Drive between Airport Road (FM1515) and Jim Christal Road.