UPTOWN HOUSTON TERMINAL FACILITY

UPTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Uptown Houston is the largest non-downtown urban center in the nation, attracting approximately 80,000 Home-Based Work (HBW) trips from the greater Houston Area. In 2011, 23,000 commuters traveled from the 12 METRO park & ride facilities in the Southwest, Westpark, Katy, and Northwest corridors to Uptown Houston. The 23,000 Uptown Houston commuters had limited options to utilize commuter transit service. Additionally, the local bus service in Uptown Houston was traveling in mixed traffic lanes, which caused increases in traffic congestion and slower transit travel times along Post Oak Boulevard.

The Uptown Development Authority (Uptown) addressed the lack of express bus service and overall congestion within the District by requesting TGC to prepare an advance planning effort related to the development of a bus rapid transit (BRT) terminal and transitway along Post Oak Boulevard.

The product of this effort allowed TGC to successfully pursue $61.8M in federal CMAQ and STP funding for the implementation of the project, which, as of January 2017, is currently under construction.

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SERVICES PROVIDED

Federal & State Grant Management Legal, Legislative, & Intergovernmental
Innovative Federal Tools
Procurement
Compliance
Construction Phase Services
Technical Services Support

TIMEFRAME

2014 - present

REFERENCE

Name: John McBeth
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (979) 778-0607
Email: john@btd.org