Denison, Texas auto dealer Blake Utter Ford will be the first to deliver new vehicles for the TAPS Access fleet. TAPS Access is the operating unit of TAPS Public Transit that will provide transportation services to 16 North Texas counties under a contract from the state’s Health and Human Services Commission. The announcement was made by TAPS Procurement Officer Jennifer Wright.
The $500,000+ order for 20 Ford Transit Connect passenger vans is part of a $1 million purchase of vehicles that will jump-start TAPS Access operations when launched in August.
TAPS Access will share similar features of the TAPS Public Transit brand. The Ford vans will be identified by the blue and white TAPS Access brand and the familiar TAPS Public Transit striping.