SHERMAN — TAPS Public Transit (Texoma Area Paratransit System, Inc.) elected new officers at a special meeting of the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors elected Chris Hill, chairman; Bill Magers,vice-chairman; and Spanky Carter, secretary/treasurer, effective immediately.
Chris Hill replaces outgoing chairman, Jay Davidson. Hill joined the TAPS board in May 2013 and has been vice-chairman since November 2014. He is on the Collin County Commissioner's Court.
Bill Magers joined the TAPS board in January 2015. Magers is Grayson County Judge and former mayor of Sherman.
Spanky Carter joined the TAPS board in September 2011. Carter is Fannin County Judge.
Tim Patton, Interim CEO/Executive Director, said he looks forward to working with the board and its new leadership during this difficult time for the transportation agency. "This board is strong and independent; that's what TAPS needs right now.
"My staff and I are ready to work with the board to get this agency back where it needs to be, providing dependable public transportation."
TAPS (Texoma Area Paratransit System) Public Transit is a private, nonprofit corporation based in Sherman. Serving Collin, Clay, Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, Montague and Wise 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. For more information, visit tapsbus.com.