Phase 1 of a major construction project to expand TAPS Public Transit begins on Tuesday, April 14 with the demolition of the agency’s former administration buildings.
The office buildings at 6104 Texoma Pkwy. in Sherman, once cleared, will be the site of the North Texas Regional Transportation Center (NTRTC). The NTRC will consolidate TAPS administration, fleet maintenance and related services on the expansive campus just south of State Highway 691.
Todd Rumsey, TAPS director of fleet maintenance and facilities, said it will take only about a week to bring down the existing office structures. “We upgraded and expanded the maintenance facility over the past two years, and that will not be disturbed, we’re just getting the site ready for construction.”
TAPS (Texoma Area Paratransit System) Public Transit is a private, non-profit 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.