Collin County Transit provides a subsidized Taxi Program for residents of McKinney, Melissa, Princeton, Lowry Crossing, Celina and Princeton who are 65 years of age or older or are disabled. This program is administered by the McKinney Urban Transit District (MUTD) and service is provided by Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) in partnership with Irving Holdings.
For additional information or questions about the program, eligibility or required documentation, please email Anthony Cao, City of McKinney Transit Administrator, call him at 972-547-7557, contact DCTA Customer Service at 940-243-0077 or visit the Collin County Transit Authority website.
Frequently Asked Questions About Public Transit in McKinney
The City of McKinney desires to keep residents informed on the status of public transit within the city. Below is a list of commonly asked questions the city has received.
- How does the subsidized taxi program work?
Residents must apply to participate in the program. Once approved, eligible users can request a debit card and load funds for taxi service. The cost to the user is 25% of the card value with a limit of $400 per month per user. For example, a user can purchase $400 of taxi service for $100, or they can purchase a $100 of taxi service for $25. The dollar amount issued is subject to state and local funding availability.
- Who will administer the public taxi program?
The program is provided by the Denton County Transportation Authority and is administered by the McKinney Urban Transit District and City of McKinney.
- Who is eligible for the public taxi program?
The policies established by the McKinney Urban Transit District (MUTD) Board provide public transit services for seniors 65 years and over and individuals with disabilities. The Board will be expanding service as additional funding becomes available.
- What is the McKinney Urban Transit District (MUTD)?
The McKinney Urban Transit District (MUTD) consists of representatives from the cities of McKinney, Celina, Lowry Crossing, Melissa and Princeton. Prosper is eligible to participate in the MUTD but does not at this time. All MUTD meetings are subject to the Open Meetings Act. The city televises MUTD meetings on McKinney TV, which can be viewed on Spectrum Cable, Ch. 16 and AT&T U-Verse, Ch. 99, or streamed online. McKinney Urban Transit District (MUTD). Go to agendas and video.
- What state and federal funds are available for public transit?
Two major funding sources are available to the McKinney Urbanized Area (McKinney, Princeton, Prosper, Celina, Melissa and Lowry Crossing.) For Fiscal Year 2018, the City of McKinney will receive $401,000 in TxDOT State funds to provide a subsidized taxi and demand response service for those who qualify. The McKinney Urbanized Area is also eligible to receive Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5307 formula funding from the federal government. The city is currently working with the FTA to secure that funding.
- What additional transit options are offered in the City of McKinney apart from the proposed taxi voucher program?
Uber, Lyft and Yellow Cab operate in McKinney.