The Regional Transportation Council (RTC) of the North Central Texas of Governments recently approved a plan to ensure public transportation services will continue in Allen and other areas of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Urbanized Area not served by DART. Texoma Area Paratransit Services (TAPS) will be the new transportation provider beginning July 1. The previous provider for these services was the Collin County Area Regional Transit (CCART).
TAPS was selected as a new provider for transportation services for the Collin County Rural Areas and the City of McKinney earlier this spring which prompted CCART to cease all services as of July 1 leaving Allen and other areas of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Urbanized Area not served by DART without a transportation provider. The recent RTC action provides a solution for the continuance of services through September 1 with costs funded by the Texas Department of Transportation. This provides time for long-term planning and to identify local costs for ongoing transportation services.