The McKinney Urban Transit District board will hold its first meeting to discuss potential options for bringing public transit to the McKinney Urbanized Area. The meeting will be at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at the John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 Eldorado Pkwy.
The Urban Transit District board includes all members of City Council and a representative from Celina, Lowry Crossing, Melissa and Princeton.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will make presentations regarding what potential services are available and the funding required. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) will make a presentation about available federal funding for the McKinney Urbanized Area.
An Urban Transit District must be formed to receive Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) grant funding for transit operations. The City Council formed an Urban Transit District in McKinney by Resolution in June 2016. Bylaws are being prepared for approval by the Urban Transit District board that include stipulations that all board meetings are subject to the Open Meetings Act.
The Urban Transit District board meeting will be recorded and available for viewing on the city’s website.
The city recently published a Q&A regarding the state of public transit in McKinney
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of more than 168,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.