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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.
The program is provided by the Denton County Transportation Authority and is administered by the McKinney Urban Transit District and City of McKinney.
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 Low-Income Transit Subsidy Pilot Program is for individuals who meet the income guideline.
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).
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.
Uber and Lyft operate in McKinney.