As Texoma Area Paratransit Services continues to expand throughout Grayson County and beyond into surrounding communities, it is also expanding within, adding two new director positions.

As Texoma Area Paratransit Services continues to expand throughout Grayson County and beyond into surrounding communities, it is also expanding within, adding two new director positions.


On Friday, Executive Director Brad Underwood announced the promotion of Barbara Reeves and Abderrazak "Zak" Kerfai to newly created director positions.


Reeves will be the new director of transportation solutions and community relations for TAPS, overseeing the company’s outreach programs. Reeves joined TAPS in 2012 when she became the company’s first Transportation solutions coordinator, which serves as a connection between the riders and outside organizations. In her two years with TAPS she helped found its community relations program. She also assisted riders with special needs and helped resolve rider issues.


Kerfai will be the TAPS’ director of grants and transportation planning. Kerfai started working with in 2011 as an intern. In 2013, he graduated from Austin College and joined TAPS as a full-time employee. In his role as manager of transportation planning, Kerfai was instrumental to the designing of the McKinney and Allen fixed routes, says a press release from TAPS. In his new position, he will be responsible for researching and applying for financial grants.


"There are only six director slots in our organization," said Underwood in the release. "To achieve that level of recognition is proof that you have made a huge contribution to the agency and that your talents are valued."