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Fort Bend County
Missouri City City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Missouri City City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution granting consent to the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County to provide a community connector option within the city.

Jim Archer, director of service planning, scheduling and evaluation for METRO, described the program.

“It allows us to operate buses in Missouri City where customers would basically have three options to ride the service,” Archer said. Meeting Video

He said that customers could arrive at one of two anchor locations and board a bus, call and request a pickup, or a subscription service to provide a pickup.

The demand response service will also connect with METRO routes 63 Fondren, 98 Briargate and 170 TMC/Missouri City, which provides service to the Texas Medical Center.

The service has a base fare of $1.25, and METRO will be funding the costs of implementing the pilot program. Archer noted that the program is included in METRO's budget.

METRO will work with the city for a specific “wrap” to cover the 12-passenger buses involved in the service.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a request to grant Farmers Market Partners to host a farmers market for one weekend at 2700 Lake Olympia Parkway, with signage and traffic control, and to return to the city council with proposals for issues related to security and traffic control for future events.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a contract with Willie Salvador to serve as a tennis professional for the Parks and Recreation Department.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize a grant application to the Texas Department of Transportation for overtime activities by law enforcement to reduce the incidence of traffic collisions, injuries and fatalities.

All other action items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member Yolanda Ford was absent. Agenda




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