A year ago this month TAPS Public Transit began service to Collin County. It was the beginning of a major expansion for the regional public transportation provider that now serves 16 North Texas counties.
Officially designated Texoma Area Paratransit System (TAPS), the agency has seen its budget grow to just over $19 million in 12 months.
Reaching nearly 10,000 trips per month the Collin County service has been a success in a short time. While most of those trips are provided through TAPS’s on-demand, curb-to-curb, service, ridership has grown steadily on the intracity fixed routes that TAPS operates for the City of McKinney and Allen.
In August, TAPS expects to implement a planned expansion of the McKinney routes —from one to seven— that will provide considerably more coverage of key destinations across the city.
“The partnerships we have established in Collin County continue to be strong,” said TAPS CEO and Executive Director Brad Underwood. “By adding significant route changes for McKinney the public has so many more destination choices, and adding a better timetable for riders will make using public transportation more appealing.”