The Denton County Transportation Authority’s board of directors is expected to vote on refunding a $2.6 million federal grant during an upcoming meeting.

What you need to know

The Federal Transit Administration awarded the grant in 2018 to build a bus maintenance facility in Lewisville, according to the agenda. The facility would’ve been located at the Rail Operations and Maintenance Facility site and could have accommodated up to 45 buses.

If approved by the board Oct. 26, the grant money would be deobligated and refunded to the Federal Transit Administration, according to the agenda.

The details

Staff from the transportation authority inquired if the project scope could be readjusted since buses are no longer operating in Lewisville. The grant funds were discretionary, however, and the project scope could not be changed, according to the agenda.

The Connect bus service operates three routes that run through Denton. The transportation authority also partners with Trinity Metro to offer a regional bus service connecting Denton with downtown Fort Worth.

Buses travel to the transportation authority’s Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility in Denton for routine maintenance.

Also on the agenda

The board is also expected to discuss and consider voting on several agreements related to the Collin County Rides program. The transportation authority is expected to take over the program in February.

The agenda includes agreements with the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the city of Allen and the town of Fairview.