In June 2013, the City of McKinney entered into an Inter-local Agreement (ILA) with TAPS to provide fixed route, ADA-complementary paratransit, and demand response service within McKinney. The City later entered into another ILA for commuter bus services under a three year agreement in which 50 percent of the cost is supported by a Job Access Reverse Commute or JARC grant. In November 2015, the City cancelled its contract for fixed route, ADA, and commuter bus service with TAPS due to cancellation of services and breach of contract. The City subsequently decided to pursue Direct Recipient status for the MUZA.
TGC provided document background information in support of the City’s potential interest in pursuing Direct Recipient status for future Section 5307 Urban Area Formula funding. TGC also completed a boarding and alighting survey plan, managed the data-gathering process and complete survey report; provided expert guidance on the administrative process and documentation to become a FTA grantee; completed an Existing Conditions report which included a description of study area, explanation of different FTA grantee status along with responsibilities for each.