Todd Rumsey has been promoted to the position of Director, overseeing the activities of TAPS Public Transit’s Fleet and Facilities Maintenance. Rumsey has been Manager of Facilities at TAPS since 2012. Brad Underwood, TAPS CEO and Executive Director announced the promotion.
“Todd Rumsey has been with TAPS since 2009, in a number of roles. He has proven his ability to complete projects, and has a great working relationship with co-workers and other managers,” said Underwood.
Rumsey began with TAPS as a driver, so he has a front seat perspective of what it takes to keep the fleet moving. “We operate nearly 100 vehicles that travel about 1.7 million miles per year,” said Rumsey. “The logistics involved in keeping a fleet this size running is on a large scale. TAPS burns over 1 million gallons of fuel, uses more than 5,000 quarts of oil, and installs an average of 4,500 new tires every 12 months.”
Rumsey lives in Denison with his wife and two sons. Growing up in an Air Force family, Rumsey has no trouble adapting to new situations. When he came to TAPS in 2009 the agency was nowhere near the size it is today. “Our goal as an agency is to keep vehicles in good, safe working order. That means a well-managed maintenance program carried out by trained mechanics. We’re dedicated to that,” said Rumsey.
In the coming year, Rumsey said TAPS Public Transit expects to add new staff and new vehicles to the fleet. “TAPS is always expanding the fleet and working to improve our metrics on keeping vehicles on the road and in a state of good repair,” said Rumsey.
TAPS Public Transit is a community-based public transportation agency that provides on-demand, curb-to-curb and fixed route services in Clay, Collin, Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, Montague, and Wise counties. Find routes, schedules and fares online at www.TAPSbus.com.