Prosper joins McKinney Urban Transit District, board discusses expanding transit options

McKinney Urban Transit District discusses future services and inducts the town of Prosper onto MUTD board.

McKinney Urban Transit District discusses future services and inducts the town of Prosper onto MUTD board.

The town of Prosper is now a member of the McKinney Urban Transit District, following an MUTD meeting April 10.

The MUTD board is made up of McKinney City Council members and representatives from Celina, Lowery Crossing, Princeton, Melissa and now Prosper. The MUTD makes transit decisions and handles transit funding for the participating cities.

Prosper is now be able to use MUTD services such as the Collin County Transit, which provides on-demand transportation for elderly, disabled and low-income residents in its service area.

Since MUTD's last meeting in December, the Collin County Transit has seen a 32% increase in the number of trips taken, Denton County Transportation Authority representative Michelle Bloomer said during the meeting.

As of November 2018, a total of 6,719 trips had been taken since the program was launched in April 2017. As of February 2019, a total of 8,876 trips had been taken since April 2017.

Denton County Transportation Authority, who coordinates the transit program for MUTD, expects to bring a proposal for the board to take action on at the next MUTD meeting in August, Bloomer said. This proposal will include an extension of services provided by DCTA in an effort to offer more than what the Collin County Transit currently provides.

Details on the proposal will be available following a DCTA board meeting April 25.
By Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August 2018.


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