City-wide Announcements

Posted on: November 30, 2017

Transportation Program

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A new grant-funded Transportation Program will become available for low-to moderate-income DeSoto residents beginning January 1, 2018.  The program provides the following for applicants who meet HUD eligibility:


· Taxi cab transportation for essential services including doctor appointments, trips to the grocery store or pharmacy, etc.  


· Eligible participants will be given a card voucher providing $100 per month for transportation in the Dallas and Ellis County area


Those wishing to participate are encouraged to email Transportation@desototexas.gov or call 972.230.7350 for more information.  That number receives voicemails only. Please leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.  


Town Hall Meetings to explain the program, eligibility criteria, and provide assistance with the application process will be held on December 11, 2017 at 10 am and at 6 pm in the Council Chambers at DeSoto City Hall, located at 211 E. Pleasant Run Road.  This program has limited funding, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 


DeSoto residents in need of transportation assistance are encouraged to attend one of these meetings to meet with program administrators to discuss their eligibility and receive assistance in applying for the program.  Applications will also be available for download at www.desototexas.gov on December 11, 2017. 


“Although this first initiative only addresses a limited number, I am confident our ongoing efforts will result in an expanded Transportation Program to which all DeSoto residents will have access,” said DeSoto Mayor Curtistene McCowan.  “Stay tuned; the best is yet to come!”


972.230.7350 or Transportation@desototexas.gov 


 


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