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DCTA expands voucher program to provide taxi transit for low-income, disabled in McKinney, Melissa, Princeton and Lowry Crossing

The Denton County Transportation Authority has partnered with the city of McKinney and the McKinney Urban Transit District in a pilot program to expand its transit services for low-income families and people with disabilities in Collin County. 

The program can serve 100 participants from April 2 through March 31, 2019, with taxi vouchers. The service will run weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fleet includes wheelchair-accessible taxis and will be managed by Irving Holdings, a DCTA contractor. 

Program participants must currently live in McKinney, Lowry Crossing, Princeton, Melissa or Celina and meet certain eligibility requirements. 

Applications can be made online. Workshops have also been scheduled to help people apply for the program. On Monday, workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Princeton City Hall, 123 W. Princeton Drive, and from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lowry Crossing City Hall, 1405 S. Bridgefarmer Road. On Wednesday, March 21, two workshops will be held in McKinney, from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m. in the council chambers at McKinney City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St. A workshop will also be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 23, in the second floor community room at Melissa City Hall, 3411 Barker Ave. 

More information can be found on the DCTA website. Dallas Area Rapid Transit, DART, offers a similar program for residents in Wylie, Allen and Fairview.