Fort Bend County has opened a new public transportation facility in Rosenberg, consolidating all of its operations under one roof as demand for public transit continues to grow.
The new facility includes an administrative building, a bus maintenance facility, and a bus wash and fueling station.
Right now it can accommodate about 100 buses. Those buses transport commuters to Houston and also run local routes in Richmond and Rosenberg.
"Public transportation is so important," said Fort Bend County Judge K.P. George, prior to the facility's ribbon-cutting ceremony. "I know we all love our cars. But the thing about it is we are moving into a phase where public transportation is inevitable."
"Obviously we are eventually looking into possibly having a park and ride from this area and things of that nature," he said.
The new transit facility cost $21 million and was paid for with a mix of federal, state and local funds.
Fort Bend County says it provided over 407,000 bus rides in 2019.
From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...