TAPS Board gets new leader

Jay Davidson, a Decatur city councilmember, has been elected to lead the TAPS Public Transit Board of Directors for the next year.

Davidson replaces outgoing board member Cary Wacker who held the chair for three years, and was recently elected Mayor of Sherman.

Davidson has been on the TAPS board since November 2009 and served as secretary for the past year. Members of the TAPS Board of Directors represent communities served by the regional public transportation organization in a six-county area that includes Cooke, Clay, Fannin, Grayson, Montage and Wise counties.

Davidson says he is excited about the future of TAPS in the region as new routes and services are developed. “There is a constant need to build a public transportation infrastructure to serve low-income families, the needy, students and workers,” Davidson said in a statement released by TAPS.

TAPS Public Transit CEO and Executive Director Brad Underwood said he looks forward to working with Davidson. “Jay has traveled the long road with TAPS — through some difficult times as the organization was rebuilt — and now he has the opportunity to guide our future expansion as chairman,” said Underwood.

TAPS Public Transit provided more than 350,000 trips in 2012 with more than 100 vehicles in its fleet.

For information about TAPS visit the website at www.TAPSbus.com.