McKINNEY (Oct. 9, 2013) – The City of McKinney's Commuter Connect express bus service between McKinney and Plano is offering commuters a chance to try the service with free rides in October. The Commuter Connect Service runs from 6:15 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The McKinney Commuter Connect provides express bus service between the TAPS Park & Ride location at 1870 Gateway Blvd. in McKinney and the DART Parker Road Station in Plano. This service is designed to provide riders with an opportunity to access employment locations in McKinney, Plano and across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

For schedules and maps, or to print a free Commuter Connect pass, visit the TAPS website at

When the free ride promotion ends on Thursday, Oct. 31, passengers can continue to ride the express bus service for as little as $2 one-way or $4 round trip. A monthly pass is just $58. Prepaid fare cards and monthly passes can be purchased online at

The McKinney Commuter Connect is operated by TAPS Public Transit.


About TAPS

TAPS (Texoma Area Paratransit System) Public Transit is a private, non-profit corporation. Serving Collin, Fannin, Grayson, Cooke, Wise, Clay and Montague Counties, it was created to provide safe, dependable and affordable transportation for persons who depend on public transportation, or who desire to avoid the ever rising cost of fuel and the increasing stress of driving in extreme traffic conditions. TAPS is open to the entire public and serves individuals of all ages and income groups, and it is equipped to fully service the elderly and disabled. Visit

About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population of nearly 141,000. Incorporated in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments. The city ranks No. 2 on the Money Magazine Best Places to Live list for 2012. Visit the city’s website at