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Houston Introduces New Bus Route

Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) introduced service July 3 on the 38 Manchester/Lawndale bus route, part of METRO’s ongoing New Bus Network project.

The new route, a round trip of 11.7 miles, connects the Magnolia Park Transit Center to the Manchester Terminal, a 72.5-acre cargo facility and major employment center on the Houston Ship Channel.

“Last August, METRO launched the New Bus Network to streamline routes and provide more frequent service. As part of our five-year plan, we continue to make upgrades to our system. Our service planners worked with the community in Southeast Houston and came up with a viable route to provide service to the Manchester/Lawndale areas,” said METRO President & CEO Tom Lambert.

METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman said, “This route is a terrific example of METRO’s partnership with the communities we serve. Members of the Manchester community met with METRO staff and provided excellent suggestions. We are excited to now be able to implement those ideas with the new 38.”

Once METRO completes the Green Line light rail extension to Magnolia Park Transit Center, riders on the route will be able to board METRORail and continue their journeys into downtown.
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