(L-R) Osamu (Simon) Nagata, Latondra Newton, Jackie Birdsall, Zackery Hicks and Cheryl Hughes. Toyota Motor North America Executives at UTD lecture, Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

Toyota announced Tuesday at the University of Texas in Dallas (UTD) that it has partner-up with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to help alleviate Collin County transportation problem. Toyota will contribute $1 million to DART in helping with Collin County public transportation, mostly focusing on non-emergency elderly and special medical needs community.

“This is directed at the elderly in Collin County as well as those who have special medical needs that are non-emergency who don’t have a way to get to medical appointments,” said Latondra Newton, Chief Social Innovation Officer of Toyota Motor North America.

At UTD “Driving to the Future” lecture, Mr. Osamu “Simon” Nagata, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Toyota Motor North America, revealed an artist rendering of the newly Toyota Motor North America Headquarter in Plano, TX. As construction under-way for the newly 2.1 million sq. ft. Toyota facility, the company estimated to house around 40,000 employees, some from hiring locally and others from Toyota existing employees who will be transferring and moving to Plano, TX.

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The newly estimated $300mil plus North American Headquarter’s construction should be completed in late 2016 or early 2017.

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