Garcia starts Baytown Metro bus stop

Jim Strouhal

Sylvia Garcia, Harris County Commissioner for Precinct 2, poses with Metro officials commemorating the opening of the Baytown Express Park and Ride Bus Route 236 last Wednesday. The first buses rolled toward Houston on October 1, the first week is free.
“This is a big win for people in this part of the region. I think more people from Chambers County, maybe even Galveston because it is closer to come into Houston. There will be people coming from Crosby, Highlands, that area. I think it is strategically placed to attract an area of the region that is not getting any bus service at all. The bottom line here is: there is no city outside of the loop that has bus transit of any sort. We are not here to try to be a bus company, we are here to try to move people. It’s about mobility. It’s about getting them to where they need to work or play or get better job training or education. So, we will be visiting with all the steak holders to try to get as many people to participate as possible,” said Garcia at the Wednesday, Sept. 26, press conference.