Current Employees Show Support for Former Employees

Out front of the Sherman headquarters building is a group of former and off-duty TAPS employees. They are peacefully demonstrating to bring attention to their situation. Some have not yet received their final paychecks after being permanently laid off last Thursday when TAPS Access ceased operations. Several employees arriving for work this morning, walked over […]

How Public Transportation Changes Lives

If you want to understand how important TAPS is to the community, take a look at the comments from people who use public transportation. Click here to visit TAPS Community Forum. Today, a group of concerned folks came to our meeting on the campus of Grayson College in Denison. Every individual’s story is different, but […]

TxDOT request for emergency fund is just one step in our recovery plan

We got the word late this week that the board’s appeal to TxDOT for emergency funds is denied. It was a step that we had to take, but we knew the request had a slim chance. OK, back to our recovery plan. The board meets again on November 13 and we will work together to […]

Thanks Collin County for your input

Last night over 100 Collin County citizens and other stakeholders attended the public meeting at McKinney City Hall. It was an opportunity for me to speak one-on-one to everyone who is concerned about the future of TAPS Public Transit in their communities. TAPS is a community service funded by the federal, state and local governments, […]

Update on Getting Our Employees Paid

Over the weekend, the media reported that TAPS missed payroll for 153 employees —drivers, call center agents, supervisors, and other operations staff. I want to bring you up to date on the situation. This morning representatives of North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) came up to Sherman and met with the management team to […]

Come to a public meeting, hear our plans, give us your input

Yesterday (Wed. October 21) the TAPS board of directors met for about 7 hours to continue discussing how we are going to deal with the current financial crisis. In the end —and soon— service must be reduced to live within the budget. The big question: How can we deliver the most service for the money? […]

Purpose. Commitment. Transparency.

I took a little heat from the print media shortly after my appointment as Interim CEO and Executive Director on September 16. I sent out a news release announcing my “Moving Forward” initiative. The criticism was that without a published step-by-step action plan, anything else is just meaningless words. That news release wasn’t just for […]