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City of Pasadena
News Release
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Pasadena mayor plans to bring bus service back to the city

 

Pasadena Mayor Jeff Wagner has taken the first steps to restore Pasadena’s inter-city bus service. In recent weeks, the mayor and other city officials have been meeting with representatives from Harris County Transit Services to discuss reinstating bus service.

 

A proposed plan is currently being finalized and includes four routes that total roughly 70 linear miles. The routes have been designed to provide service to many low-income areas within Pasadena, as well as those where transportation needs are the highest.

 

“Many of our citizens have requested that we create some type of transit system throughout our city,” Mayor Wagner said. “The Harris County Transit system we had at one time seemed like a good option, but we’ve been working together to find ways to enhance that service even more. I am grateful for the support we are receiving from Harris County Pct. 2 Commissioner Jack Morman and everyone at Harris County Transit.”

 

Together, they have been reviewing potential routes and bus stop options to ensure that the new system serves the community more effectively and productively than the 2010-2012 route structure.

 

“After reviewing what we had previously, improvements were added to ensure that we had more access to things like county courts, medical facilities, the Social Security office, schools, grocery stores and shopping,” Mayor Wagner said.

 

The proposed routes include stops at San Jacinto College, Strawberry Clinic and Bayshore Medical Center, as well as at retail, grocery and pharmacy chains, such as Walmart, Kroger, Fiesta, HEB, CVS and Walgreens. The service would also give Pasadena residents access to existing Harris County Transit routes and would connect to the Houston METRO system near Richey Road.

 

The proposed bus service would operate six days a week and would include ADA Paratransit services for people with disabilities. The majority of the funding would be supported by Federal Transit Administration funds administered through Harris County Transit Services, an office of the Harris County Community Services Department.

 

In September, a series of public meetings will be held to introduce the new service to residents and to seek their feedback on the proposed routes. The meeting dates will be posted on the City of Pasadena website atwww.ci.pasadena.tx.us.




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