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Aug 28
Missouri City and METRO launch on-demand service

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It just got easier to get around Missouri City yesterday.

A partnership between Missouri City and METRO launched on-demand, curb-to-destination service for Missouri City residents and was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Missouri City and METRO officials.

The new service is called the Missouri City (MCTX) Community Connector. Riders can make a reservation for curbside pick-up. They can also board at the top of every hour at one of two anchor sites: Walmart Super Store and the Missouri City Park & Ride.

"We're tickled to kick this off," said Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen. "We waited a long time to do this. I am one of those who believes mobility is a regional effort. I think for our students and our seniors, this is going to be special."

The regular fare is $1.25 one-way. Students and seniors ride half price.  

Service is available seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. within the zone. To reserve a ride, call 713-739-3823 at least three hours in advance of when you want to depart. 

METRO and Missouri City will continue to explore options to add more transit connections. "Adaptability is the key to success of this pilot project we hope will act as a model for those that follow," said Tom Lambert, METRO's president & CEO.

Take a listen to highlights from yesterday's ceremony in the short clip below.

 


 

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Thank you, Thank you Metro and the City of Missouri City officials who saw the need and answered the service request for the new Missouri City Community Connector! I rode this bus last weekend and it was very nice. At first I had to wait for the shuttle to arrive at the Missouri City Park and Ride lot, but the trip went smoothly, the driver was pleasant and when I got to my destination I immediately called the reservation line to put in my request time to be picked up and dropped off at the starting point which is the Missouri City Park and Ride lot. I am so excited to have the option of public transportation in Missouri City because I don't drive and I like to be as independent as I can so this is wonderful! Thank you, Thank you! Bravo to Metro and the officials of the City of Missouri City for making this happen.
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