TAPS Continues to Reduce Payroll: 10 Jobs Cut, $400k Saved Annually

TAPS Public Transit Interim Chief Executive Officer, Tim Patton, announced on Thursday, January 21 that an additional 10 employees have been laid off, effective immediately. The reduction in staffing saves $400,000 in wages and benefits. “As we continue to reduce operational responsibility to focus on processing reimbursements, our staffing needs are changing,” said Patton. A […]

Board of Directors Reviews Progress Report at January 20 Meeting

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 […]

TAPS Cancels Service to Collin County

The TAPS Public Transit board of directors Monday, December 7, voted unanimously to cut all operations to Collin County, effective immediately and until further notice. The vote came after TAPS Interim CEO and Executive Director Tim Patton gave an updated operational report that showed continuing operations in Collin County is economically inefficient, putting an undue […]

TAPS Closes Public Office and Operations Center in Collin County

TAPS closed its public office and operations center in Collin County on December 1. The location was first opened in 2013 when TAPS began providing public transit service to the county. Remaining personnel and equipment will be headquartered at the agency’s Sherman, Texas location.

TAPS Announces Major Service Changes, Most Fixed Routes Canceled

The TAPS Public Transit board of directors meeting in regular session on Friday, approved a motion to make extensive immediate cuts to service as a part of an ongoing cost-cutting plan. The biggest impact will be to fixed route service in McKinney and the Sherman-Denison area. Effective at the close of business on Friday (11/13), […]

TAPS Announces Reduction in Workforce

TAPS Public Transit will reduce its workforce by just under ten percent, according to CEO and Executive Director, Brad Underwood. The reduction in force is effective on Wednesday, June 3, and will affect mostly administrative staff. The public transportation agency’s last payroll included 385 employees. Underwood said the agency no longer needs some of the […]

Jeff Davis Named Director

Jeff Davis has been named Director of Reporting and Quality Assurance for TAPS Public Transit. The announcement was made today by TAPS Chief Executive Officer, Brad Underwood. Davis will oversee all data collection and analysis for governmental reporting. He also has responsibility for quality assurance —the monitoring and reporting of call interaction between call center […]