We are proud to announce the continuation of our partnership with Texoma Area Paratransit Services (TAPS) in Sherman, Texas for another five years.
Our relationship with TAPS started in 2016 when the TAPS Board of Directors entered into a public private operating partnership (PPOP) with us. The express goal of the PPOP was to restore public transportation service to the rural, disabled citizens of this six-county area, made up of Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, Clay, Montague and Wise Counties.
From the beginning, we diligently worked together to restore funding relationships with various entities and to right size the service to current budgetary levels. We created a stronger operation, with a deliberate focus on maintenance and safety – something that obviously helped operations – but, also contributed to creating a more positive, safety-centric culture.
“The first five years of this public private operating partnership (PPOP) has seen incredible progress. The service has provided safe and efficient transportation solutions to thousands of riders and it continues to show a steady pace of growth,” said Grayson County Judge Bill Magers and TAPS Board Chairman. “We couldn’t be more grateful to Transdev.” Cooke County Commissioner Leon Klement and Board Vice Chair added, “we look forward to continuing our great partnership with Transdev.”
“We anticipate more great things from our strong relationship with TAPS,” said Ibrahima Toure, RVP, Southwest. “We are excited about the future and how we can continue to support our passengers by providing them with safe and reliable mobility solutions that connect them to their community.”