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Gulf Coast Center to receive $3 million for new Operations Center
News Release
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

On April 5, 2018, The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that it has approved $264 million in grants to modernize and improve America’s bus infrastructure nationwide. The Gulf Coast Center (GCC) was notified that it will receive funding in the amount of $3 million to construct a new Administration and Operations Center in Texas City, Texas for its transit agency, Connect Transit.

The Administration and Operations Center is the product of a partnership between the City of Texas City and GCC. GCC commissioned the design of the Center and the City provided the land for the building site. The facility will include 13,000 square feet for administration, a Texas City Emergency Operations Center, as well as park and ride terminal. The project will also include bus/van parking for 36 vehicles, 400 auto/motorcycle parking spaces, and 5,000 square feet for a maintenance or bus wash facility. Connect Transit has completed design and engineering for the Center. Construction of the Center will begin in late summer 2018 and is expected to take approximately one year to complete.

The GCC would like to thank Congressmen Randy Weber and John Cornyn for their support through this competitive grant process. Coordination with congressional staff was essential in communicating the importance of this project to the USDOT and to the Federal Transit Administration. Also important in this effort are Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and the entire Commissioner’s Court, State Senator Larry Taylor, and State Representatives Wayne Faircloth and Greg Bonnen. Finally, we would like to thank our consultant team, led by The Goodman Corporation, for the development of this project.

If you would like more information regarding Connect Transit, please contact Sean Middleton at 409-944-4446. For specific information regarding this grant award, please call Jim Webb at 713-951-7951.


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