Toyota DARTs Forward in Texas

One Million Dollar Grant Extends Paratransit Service for Collin
County Residents

Toyota NA Headquarters Updates Released

RICHARDSON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Residents of Collin County searching for secure, reliable transportation
for their elderly or disabled family members can rest easy, thanks to

During an event today at the University of Texas at Dallas, Toyota Motor
North America, Inc. (TMNA) announced a one-million dollar grant to
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to support non-emergency medical
transportation for seniors and disabled citizens in Collin County. The
grant supports continuation of an existing on-demand service in the
cities of Allen, Wylie and Fairview. The service is currently receiving
interim funding from the North Central Texas Council of Governments
(NCTCOG). The Toyota funds are expected to extend the subscription-based
paratransit service for at least an additional twelve months. DART and
NCTCOG are pursuing federal funds to match the grant monies and further
support the service until a permanent, long-term funding mechanism can
be established.

“Toyota’s collaboration with DART is an important step in our quest to
close the mobility gap for people in need,” said Latondra Newton, TMNA
chief social innovation officer. “The grant will allow Toyota to help
increase mobility and provide insights into the transit needs of a
rapidly growing senior population.”

Approximately 3,000 Collin County residents are registered for the
subscription-based paratransit service which, at peak, provided up to
700 trips per day to and from medical appointments. Customers contribute
a portion of the cost for each trip, with the balance funded by the

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.

Toyota team members are on the mobility track as well. More than 800
team members are expected to be working at Toyota’s temporary offices in
Plano by the end of 2016. In total, about 4,000 team members will call
the new TMNA headquarters campus home upon completion in 2017. Toyota is
currently engaged in an organizational redesign as final relocation
decisions are made by team members in California, Kentucky and other
locations. Texans who are interested in working for Toyota in its new
North Texas home can search for available positions at

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world’s top automaker and creator of the Prius and
the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the
way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion
brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 30 million cars
and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants
(10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 44,000 people (more than
34,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the
U.S.) sold more than 2.8 million cars and trucks (nearly 2.5 million in
the U.S.) in 2015 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold
over the past 20 years are still on the road today.

Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country. As
part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how
garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community
organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good.

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