Description: Provides service to destinations within Loop 336, along SH75, and within the downtown area.
The route is scheduled to operate every 30 minutes in the morning and late afternoons. The bus will operate every 60 minutes in midday. Currently the City is requesting community sponorships and donations in an effort to increase the funding available for the service. Additional funding would allow the service to operate with 30 minute frequencies all day.
Proposed Fare Structure:
History: (2006) The City of Conroe and regional partners began the process of bringing public transportation to the community in 2006. The Houston-Galveston Area Council Regional (H-GAC) Regional Transportation Coordination Study (RTC) completed in 2006 was conducted in accordance with Texas Transportation Code Chapter 461. The RTC identified unmet transit needs within the 8 county area. The study identified that Montgomery County has a poverty rate of over 15% and furthermore concluded that the City of Conroe has the highest density of poverty and the highest transit need in the county.
Montgomery County Transit Study: (2008) The county-wide transit study for Montgomery County was initiated as a result of the findings in the RTC. Using information from the public involvement process from the RTC, the MCTS went further by conducting focus groups with residents which centered on low income families, social service agencies, non-profit organizations such as United Way, and the faith based community groups within the county.
City of Conroe Economic & Mobility Strategy: (2009) This strategy was initiated by local stakeholders and led by the Conroe Industrial Development Corporation (CIDC) whose main objective was to identify key priority transportation improvements that would improve the access to employment centers and attract additional businesses (job opportunities) into the community. Stakeholders who have been involved with the planning include Community Development Block Group Board, CIDC, City of Conroe staff and Council, Montgomery County officials, Economic Development Council, Conroe Chamber of Commerce as well as input from the police department, and private business interests such as local hotels, developers, and property owners. This plan included surveys from within the proposed project area and was distributed to businesses, multi-family complexes, and single family residents within the proposed transit corridor.
This planning effort included additional outreach through public hearings conducted at City Hall.
Livable Communities: (2011) A livable communities study was conducted to evaluate pedestrian access to transit. This most recent plan included surveys and community workshops. The community identified priority areas for pedestrian, streetscape, and safety improvements along the corridor which are needed to create a good pedestrian environment to support the upcoming transit route.
First Route Funded (June 2011) Recently, the Texas Department of Transportation has selected Conroe to receive funding to initiate the first fixed route.
This funding, through the Federal Transit Administration's Job Access Program, is aimed at connecting residents to numerous job opportunities throughout the downtown and adjacent areas. This funding will provide a greatly needed service to a community that has been identified as having the highest transit need in Montgomery County (MC). The service will begin upon completion of construction of sidewalks and the implementatiion of bus stop signs and amentities, expected start date in mid-spring 2012.
Sidewalk Funded (November 2011)
Conroe Transit Status Update (JULY 2012)
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This fixed route service will provide 11 miles of new public transportation access for residents providing connectivity to employment destinations along SH75/Frazier, and along sections of North and South Loop 336. This service will have 80 designated stops including the Conroe Regional Medical Center, Walmart, multifamily apartment complexes, senior living facilities and hundreds of potential employers in the downtown and adjacent areas. The downtown area has hundreds of retail, restaurant, and office locations which will now be easily accessible by transit operating every 30 – 50 minutes, depending on the time of day. In addition to employment locations, the service will provide access to the workforce job training center, local social services, the food bank, faith centers, and City and County administrative offices.
In the Works
CENSUS: Preliminary Analysis of the 2010 census indicates that the City of Conroe will be a small urban area as a result of the population exceeding 50,000. Once the final census is official, the City could receive additional state and federal funding to operate transit beginning in 2012/2013. This funding will allow service frequency to increase on this initial route and provide new services such as the Conroe Park and Ride, ADA para-transit or other fixed route services.
Pedestrian Access to Transit
In addition to fixed route service, the Texas Department of Transportation Commission awarded the City Conroe with funds to improve pedestrian access to transit along 1st and Avenue E in the Dugan Subdivision. These improvements include installation of sidewalks and enhanced ramps.
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MARKETING THE SERVICE! We need your help early in this process to spread the word at churches, local organizations, clubs, etc, that the buses will be starting soon. We need your voice to build enthusiasm for the service. Building ridership is critical to ensuring the ongoing success of transit service.
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The City needs your help in order to provide the most beneficial public transportation services in the community. The City needs local funding in order to increase the frequency of the initial fixed route service as well as implement additional local services and the proposed Park and Ride. The City would like to encourage your business to participate through contribution of funds, in kind services, sponsorships and advertising opportunities. We welcome creative partnerships. Please contact Lynn Spencer at
or call 713-951-7951 to discuss how the City and your business can work together.
Needing a firm(s) or company(ies) to develop marketing materials, distribute materials, develop and publish route information and schedules in various sizes for various purposes. Other in-kind services would be appreciated.
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