The Houston-Galveston Area Council hosted three public meetings in May to secure feedback from Pearland residents regarding a transit study being done in partnership with the city of Pearland.

The H-GAC is the designated metropolitan planning organization for Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller counties, where 7.2 million people reside. By 2045, this region is anticipated to see a population increase of 3.6 million people, according to the council’s regional transportation plan.

“The goal of the study is to determine if there is a need for public transportation, or transit, in the Pearland community,” said Alan Rodenstein, the project manager for the regional planning organization. “Ultimately, the study will result in recommendations to the city for what types of transit services, if any, may be appropriate for the community to consider in the future.”

The study began in spring 2022, and the final results will be released this winter. The H-GAC will host a public meeting this fall to present transit options and receive community feedback.