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City of McKinney and DCTA to Launch Low Income Transit Subsidy Pilot Program

DCTA Collin County Transit

The City of McKinney, the McKinney Urban Transit District (MUTD), and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) announce the launch of the Low Income Transit Subsidy Pilot Program (LITSP). The LITSP is a supplement to the existing Collin County Transit services. This pilot program helps provide low-income families and individuals with mobility solutions within Collin County.  LITSP will launch Monday, April 2, 2018, and end Sunday, March 31, 2019 (based on the availability of funds) and will allow for 100 participants.

 

The service consists of a subsidized taxi voucher program that will provide efficient transit options for residents of participating MUTD cities. Irving Holdings, DCTA’s contractor, will operate and manage the LITSP. The taxi service will run Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Trips can be booked 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. A variety of taxis will operate the LITSP including wheelchair accessible vehicles.

 

People must meet the following qualifications to use LITSP:

  • Current resident of McKinney, Lowry Crossing, Princeton, Melissa, or Celina
  • Have an annual household income (before taxes) that is at or below the amounts listed in the table

 

Customers will pay the fare for the taxi voucher program using a pre-issued taxi debit card that they can load a maximum of $100 (in $5 increments). The customer contribution will be matched three to one for a maximum total value of up to $400 per month. Taxi drivers will accept cash and credit card for any additional payments required.

A person can apply for the taxi voucher program via email, fax, phone, mail, and online. Residents must provide a completed application, signed terms and conditions, and copies of all required documentation. Applications, terms and conditions and a list of required documents are available online at collincountytransit.net.

 

Onsite application workshops for the LITSP will begin Thursday, March 19, 2018. To expedite the process, applicants are encouraged to bring their completed application and copies of the appropriate documentation to the onsite events. The schedule for the onsite application workshops is below:

 

Monday, March 19, 2018, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Princeton City Hall

123 W. Princeton Drive

Princeton, TX 75407

 

Monday, March 19, 2018, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Lowry Crossing City Hall

1405 S. Bridgefarmer Road

Lowry Crossing, TX

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 10 a.m.to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

McKinney Council Chambers

222. North Tennessee St.

McKinney, TX 75069

 

Friday, March 23, 2018, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Melissa City Hall – Second Floor Community Room

3411 Barker Ave.

Melissa, TX 75454

 

Friday, March 23, 2018, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Celina Council Chambers

112 N. Colorado

Celina, TX 75009

For more information, please visit CollinCountyTransit.net or mckinneytexas.org.

For direct media inquires, please contact:

Adrienne Hamilton,

Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications

Direct Line: 972.316.6114

Mobile: 214.497.6166

Email: ahamilton@dcta.net

Kayla Laird,

Communications Coordinator

Direct Line: 972.315.6124

Mobile: 469-647-0071

Email: klaird@dcta.net