To schedule transportation or for information call:
800-266-2320 or 409-945-0820
Connect Transit Routes
"Connect Transit Enhances Service for Area Residents" - Guest Column by James Hollis, M.A.
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The Gulf Coast Center operates a transportation program known as Connect Transit. Transportation demand response services are offered to the general public at a cost of $1.00 per person per trip. Trips to the Veteran’s Hospital in Harris County are offered at a cost of $3.50 per person per trip. Connect Transit provides demand response service in Galveston and Brazoria counties. Demand response services are shared ride services with pick up and delivery from curb to curb. Reservations can be scheduled up to a maximum of 5 (ﬁve) business days in advance of your requested trip. All rides are subject to availability. Pickup times are scheduled up to one and one half hours ahead of appointment time for all services in Brazoria County and up to one hour ahead of appointment time in Galveston County.
Demand response services are offered for ﬁrst drop off by 7:00 a.m. and last pickup at 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We do not provide services on approved holidays. During the threat of a hurricane or other inclement weather conditions, transportation services could be disrupted or suspended. Depending upon the severity of the weather conditions, equipment/facility damages and the ability to operate vehicles safely; transportation services will resume as soon as possible.
Connect Transit provides demand response services to the general public within Galveston and Brazoria Counties. Connect Transit’s demand response destinations include, but are not limited to, medical facilities on Galveston Island as well as the Veteran’s Hospital in Harris County. Persons may access Connect’s demand response services for all of their local transportation needs. The origin or destination point for each trip must be in Galveston or Brazoria Counties. Connect Transit does not provide trips that begin and end within Island Transit’s service area on Galveston Island. Connect Transit does not provide trips that begin and end in Harris County.
Connect Transit operates ﬁxed route services known as Mainland Transit serving Texas City, La Marque, Dickinson, Bacliff and San Leon and Southern Brazoria County Transit serving the cities of Lake Jackson, Angleton, Freeport and Clute. The days and hours of operation are Monday through Friday from approximately 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. One way fares are $1.00 and $.50 for seniors (over 65), students and for persons with disabilities. Bus schedules for the ﬁxed route services are available at the Gulf Coast Center's website at www.gulfcoastcenter.org
Connect Transit in partnership with the City of Galveston/Island Transit operates 2 park and rides known as Island Connect. Island Connect operates from Mall of the Mainland in Texas City and from the Victory Lakes Park and Ride in League City to Galveston Island. The bus schedule is available at www.gulfcoastcenter.org.
To request a reservation for demand response service or for information call 1-800-266-2320 or 409-945-0820. Reservations are open every week day from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Ofﬁce hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Reservationist will take information and provide the rider with an estimated pick up time.
A Service of The Gulf Coast Center Supported by United Way Galveston County Mainland
Date: July 2012