Fort Bend County Public Transportation began a new chapter in its history as Local and State officials gathered on August 29, 2018 to break ground on a new Administration and Operations facility in Rosenberg, Texas.
Currently operating out of three different locations, the new transit facility will consolidate all Fort Bend County Public Transportation facilities in one convenient location close to the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in Rosenberg, Texas. The new 20-acre location, anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2019, will include an 18,000 square-foot Administration and Operations facility, a 29,000 square-foot Maintenance facility for bus service and repair, a bus wash, and a fueling station.
The new transit facility will cost approximately $21 million to construct and will be funded by Federal Transit Administration and Texas Department of Transportation grant funds, as well as Fort Bend County Mobility Bond funds.
Fort Bend County Judge Hebert stated, “The construction of our new transportation center will consolidate transportation administration and assets. This will allow for greater efficiency in our transportation operations and will enhance our ability to expand our scope of services to meet new transportation challenges.”
Commissioner James Patterson added, “The new Fort Bend County Public Transportation facility will allow us to continue to improve our efficiency in transporting riders. The facility will be state-of-the-art allowing us to maintain and operate a larger fleet and as a result, it will grow our ridership. In 2017, we transported over 380,000 rides, and I can see that number of rides growing quickly to over one-half million.”
Pictured Left to Right: Joseph Waterfield, LAN; Brandon Meyers, Spaw Glass; Jamie Knight, FBC Facilities Director; Russell Gerami, FBC Transportation; Olivia Jones, First Transit; Precinct 1 Commissioner Vincent Morales; Precinct 4 Commissioner James Patterson; County Judge Bob Hebert; Paulette Shelton, FBC Transportation Director; Daniel Menendez, Huitt-Zollars; Claude Marshall, Huitt-Zollars; David Ajlani, Spaw Glass; Jeff Thomas, LAN; Perri D’Armond, FBC Transportation; Jay Sunderwala, Ninyo & Moore
Fort Bend County is located in the Texas Southeast, immediately South and West of Harris County and the city of Houston. It is the home of over 750,000 people and is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. For more information about Fort Bend County, visit the county homepage at http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov.