Connect Transit no longer has enough buses to meet the demand of riders who use the company’s shuttle service, spokeswoman Mary Jo Naschke said.

The transit group, which operates mostly on the mainland and in parts of Brazoria County, used to contract with LeFleur Transportation to provide a service that allows people to call in and request a shuttle. LeFleur Transportation notified Connect Transit in September that it would be closing its operations, Naschke said.

Connect Transit will take over the shuttle, also called demand response, until it finds a solution, Naschke said. The sharing of resources will likely mean the service will be able to accommodate fewer people needing rides, she said.

Samantha Ketterer: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter at @sam_kett



(2) comments

Dwight Burns

The time is now and the need great for mass transit, connecting Harris, Galveston and surrounding counties, to become a reliable option for the masses. Many of us are getting older and would, if available, use mass transit instead of our autos.

Gary Miller

Having noticed these transit buses are nearly always empty or with only 1 to 3 riders I wounder who is paying for the service? It sure isn't the passengers. Taxpayers?

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