By Joe Reavis
Elderly and disabled Wylie residents needing mass transit service will have those needs met on a limited, temporary basis through funding from the Regional Transportation Council of North Central Texas Council of Governments.
Bus service to Wylie and Collin County ended in December when TAPS Public Transit pulled out of the area because of financial problems.
Funding will provide 90 days of service, starting Feb. 29 and ending May 29. After that period, the county and individual cities will have to provide funds for continued operations.
One bus per day is expected to run to Wylie and must be requested in advance by clients, reported Sarah J. Chadderdon of NCTCOG. Reservations can be made by calling 214-979-1111.
Fares are $3, with priority given to medical trips. Buses are former TAP vehicles from which branding has been removed. The buses are operated by MV Transportation which has provided transportation service for Dallas Area Rapid Transit since 2012.
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