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Toyota Grants One Million For Collin County’s DART Service


Helping the senior or disabled community members of Collin County, Toyota extends its financial help.

Toyota Grants One Million For Collin County’s DART Service
Dailycsr.com – 11 April 2016 – The residents of Collin County have a good news from Toyota, as they no longer need to worry about looking for reliable and secure transportation service for elderly family members as well as those have family members with special or disabled needs.
In an event that took place in the “University of Texas at Dallas”, the company of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. has made an announcement of a “one-million dollar grant” which will be issued to “Dallas Area Rapid Transit” system, in an attempt to help “non-emergency medical transportation for seniors and disabled citizens in Collin County”.
The said grant will be supporting a continued existence of the “on-demand service” present in multiple cities like Fairview, Allen and Wylie. At present, the DART system is getting their funds from the “North Central Texas Council of Governments”. However, it is expected that the funds from Toyota are likely to “extend the subscription-based paratransit service” for a minimum additional period of a year.
Keeping the beta interest of the community at heart, the NCTCOG along with DART are trailing “federal funds” for matching the “grant monies” besides acquiring “further support service” till something permanent is arranged, whereby funding can be mechanised for long term period. The Chief Social Innovation Officer at TMNA, Latondra Newton said:
“Toyota’s collaboration with DART is an important step in our quest to close the mobility gap for people in need. The grant will allow Toyota to help increase mobility and provide insights into the transit needs of a rapidly growing senior population.” 
The present paratransit service that runs on a subscription basis already register “3,000 Collin County residents”. As per the records, there have been times when the said service has made total seven hundred to and fro trips in a day for delivering passengers to their medical appointments. As of now, customers pay a part of the trip cost, while the government funds the rest of the balance amount.
According to Richardson:
“In addition to moving North Texas residents, Toyota is moving full speed ahead on its One Toyota move to Plano estimated at more than one billion dollars. The new TMNA 100-acre campus is on schedule for completion beginning in early 2017 with more than 50 percent of the construction timeline already achieved.  This progress is thanks to the efforts of about 1,200 workers on-site pouring up to 500 truckloads of concrete in a single week”.