Metro CEO Tom Lambert says the redesigned network will stay in place, but he adds there’s been some overcrowding on some of those routes. One of those routes is the 82 Westheimer, which has about 32,000 daily boardings.
Lambert says they’re now doing some fine-tuning.
“Whether it’s adding running times, adding earlier trips, adding later trips,” explains Lambert.
In redesigning the network, Metro hopes to boost transit ridership by 20% over the next two years. Lambert says as they work to meet that goal, they plan to make more changes in the future.
“This is a five-year plan, not a one-year plan, and so we’ll continue to learn as we go forward,” says Lambert. “We’ll continue to enhance the network.”
The latest changes to the bus network will go into effect in January.