FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Fort Bend County Officials gathered today to celebrate the addition of a new bus service to the Fort Bend County Transportation program servicing the Richmond and Rosenberg area. City officials from both Rosenberg and Richmond, Houston Galveston Area Council and The George Foundation were also in attendance. The new bus service is a result of collaborative efforts and financial support from Fort Bend County, City of Richmond, City of Rosenberg and The George Foundation.
County Judge Bob Hebert said, “Citizens in Richmond and Rosenberg will have more accessibility with the addition of this route, and the ability to get to necessary appointments. The bus is ADA accessible and will be convenient for all.”
The Fort Bend County Point Deviation bus service will provide weekday service along the major thoroughfares in Richmond – Rosenberg area, with designated stops to municipal offices, shopping, medical and community service locations. The bus can deviate up to ¾ mile from the routes to pick up or drop off riders who have made reservations. Fares for the service are $1.00 per person each way, with one free transfer per fare. Additional transfer tickets are available for purchase from the route driver and may be used to transfer to another Richmond-Rosenberg route.
The Transportation Director, Paulette Shelton comments “This project is the result of a holistic approach initiated by economic development and social needs within the cities of Richmond and Rosenberg, supported by priorities previously identified by our philanthropic partner, The George Foundation and carried out via the County’s efforts to provide the funding subsidies needed for implementation. We are honored once again to have the opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness of our community partnerships.”
Three convenient and affordable routes are part of this service. The BLUE route starts at Catholic Charities and travels through Richmond’s business center, with stops that include the Richmond City Hall, Access Health, Fort Bend County Justice Center, Walmart and Target. The GREEN connector route travels between the two cities along HWY 90 with Catholic Charities, Fiesta and the Rosenberg Post Office as transfer stops. The green routes also include stops at Oak Bend Medical Center and North Rosenberg Neighborhood Resource Office. The PURPLE route travels through Rosenberg with stops at Fiesta, Rosenberg Post Office, Rosenberg City Hall, Fairgrounds Park and Ride and the Bud O’Shieles Community Center.
“This is very exciting for citizens of Richmond and Rosenberg. I hope they will use the bus system and enjoy it!” Commissioner Morrison comments about the new service. The Richmond – Rosenberg Point Deviation service begins July 1, 2015.
For more information please visit the Fort Bend County Public Transportation website
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