TAPS Public Transit has more than doubled the city bus service in McKinney, expanding the current 3 routes to 7, and adding 45 new bus stops, for a total of 77. The new routes connect the east and west parts of the city and provide a robust service to key community, governmental, and retail destinations in the city limits.
To view the new routes and schedules, visit this page.
More Destinations. More Often.
Tim Patton, TAPS Chief Operating Officer, said attracting people to public transportation is just a matter of providing a system that gets people where they want to go, when they want to go there. “Our team has worked very closely with the McKinney team to design and implement a well-focused fixed route plan with strategically selected stops that will allow people to have a choice of more destinations, more often.”
Urban and transportation planners from both the City of McKinney and TAPS used extensive data to determine the best routes and stops for the expanded service.
The 7 color-coded routes connect Bloomdale Road to the north, Lake Forest and Sam Rayburn Tollway to the south, Custer Road to the west and Wilson Street to the east.
Riders will find they can reach a number of new destinations on the expanded routes, including city and county government offices, Baylor Medical Center at McKinney, Sprouts Farmers Market in west McKinney and Collin College on University Drive. A complete list of routes, schedules and destinations is available online at TAPSbus.com.
The McKinney City Council voted in October to fund a $218,500 community development grant to add bus shelters, wayfinding signage and bike racks to most of the stops along the expanded routes.
The McKinney fixed route service operates from 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., 365 days a year. Riders can travel on holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas. The McKinney Commuter Connect service takes passengers to and from DART’s Parker Road Station in Plano.
TAPS Public Transit is headquartered in Sherman, Texas with offices and hubs in McKinney, Allen, Decatur, and Wichita Falls. The agency provides services to 17 counties in North Texas and Southeastern Oklahoma including commuter shuttles that connect communities along U.S. Highway 75 to DART’s bus and light rail service at Parker Road in Plano. The Airport Hop is a premium service that offers shuttle service to and from both Dallas Love Field and Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.