Our trip began on a METRO park and ride bus to the southern tip of the transit agency's service area. Then we made a long walk down a feeder road to hook up with a Connect Transit bus that took us into Galveston.
However, the service was limited. It had three round-trips on weekdays and officials say only a handful of people rode it. Also, with recent population gains Galveston, is losing the rural transit grant that funded the bus.
With little discussion at Thursday's meeting, the Galveston City Council voted to cancel an interlocal agreement between Galveston County, the City of Texas City, and the Texas Department of Transportation.
As of right now, there are no plans to replace the bus with another service. Assistant City Manager Rick Beverlin told the Galveston County Daily News he hoped they could come up with a new route in the future that would take riders directly from Houston to Galveston.