Residents asked to share thoughts on Collin County Transit Program expansion

Residents are encouraged to visit the city of McKinney's website to take a survey about the Collin County Transit Program, a partnership with the city, McKinney Urban Transit District and the Denton County Transportation Authority.

The MUTD is looking for ways to expand the transit program and is asking for community input, according to a news release from the city.

The community survey will help determine transportation needs and how to satisfy those needs, City Manager Paul Grimes said in the release.

"Transportation is an important service that helps improve residents' quality of life," he said. "It promotes positive interaction between neighbors, stimulates upward mobility and increases exposure to opportunities."

Survey topics include current public transit uses, appropriate cost levels, typical destinations and what defines quality service, among other topics. The survey is available online until Jan. 5.

The Collin County Transit Program provides a subsidized taxi voucher program for seniors and people with a disability, and recently expanded its service hours to include service on Saturdays.