Connect Transit is a transportation service operated by the non-profit Gulf Coast Center. Its League City commuter service takes passengers from the Victory Lakes Park and Ride to several destinations in Galveston.
The service has on average about 400 daily boardings but the buses only seat 34 passengers. Connect Transit’s James Hollis says that means some uncomfortable rides.
“We’ve had to try to attempt to alleviate the standing-room issue we’ve had on some of the AM and PM runs.”
With financial assistance from the Federal Transit Administration and the University of Texas Medical Branch, Connect Transit has now purchased three new 40-passenger buses. Hollis says they plan to put those buses into service in the coming weeks and that includes an expanded schedule.
“That’s the largest bus we could go without going with the over-the road coaches, much like Houston Metro or some of the charter companies operate. They’re very expensive. But we’re going to expand the schedule too.”
Plans are also in the works for a park-and-ride in Pearland and a transit terminal near the tourist destinations in Kemah.