TAPS executive director resigns

By: Mystic Matthews Email
By: Mystic Matthews Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- TAPS executive directory Freddy Lessly has resigned.

At a Texoma Area Paratransit System board meeting Friday afternoon, the board accepted Lessly's resignation. Chairman of the Board Brad Underwood says the out-going director cited health problems as the reason for his resignation.

Lessly served TAPS for 18 years, but due to his resignation, First Transit, a national transportation company, will take over temporarily. Their regional vice president, Frank Tobey, will be in charge for six month period.

Underwood says TAPS service will not change.

"As far as TAPS right now, we will continue on like we always have, continue to run shuttles, buses and serve the community and take care of the patrons because that's what's important," Underwood says.

TAPS has seen its fair share of financial problems, but Underwood says First Transit has helped to turn a number of other companies around. He hopes that will also be the case for TAPS.

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