Thursday, October 6, 2016

McKinney, TX, car culture doesn't work for poor, old, disabled

Dallas News: "The move has left some residents stranded.

Justin Mann and his guide dog, Garvey, arrived at their McKinney home on a TAPS Public Transit bus on Oct. 8, 2015. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News) Staff Photographer
Mann relied on TAPS to get from his McKinney home to work each day in Frisco. For months now, he's bummed rides from friends and family. He's resorted to using a SignUpGenius page to connect with volunteers willing to drive him each day.
Sometimes, he takes Uber to work. A couple of times, he's stayed at a hotel in Frisco when he knew he wouldn't have a ride.
He moved to the northern Dallas suburb in 2011 to be closer to his parents in Gainesville. He researched public transportation options before the move and landed on McKinney. 
"Had I known what I was dealing with now, I would never have moved here. Ever," he said."

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