The TAPS Public Transit board of directors met on Wednesday, January 20, to hear an update from management. Since the board’s last meeting, four neighboring transit agencies have assumed operations to serve TAPS’s remaining six-county service area.
According to TAPS Chief Executive Officer, Tim Patton, the transfer of operation to the four regional partners has been successful.
“With help from the Texas Department of Transportation the transition to service by our partner agencies has been seamless,” said Patton. Patton said the single most important result of the partnership is that customers are again receiving service.
Meanwhile aside from operational issues, TAPS continues to work to bring in funding to meet its obligations, which include outstanding vendor debts, tax obligations, and outstanding payroll.