Woodlands Express to continue offering one park and ride location to Texas Medical Center, downtown Houston locations

The Woodlands Transit closed the Sterling Ridge and Sawdust Park and Rides, but service from the Research Forest Park and Ride remains in operation. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
The Woodlands Transit closed the Sterling Ridge and Sawdust Park and Rides, but service from the Research Forest Park and Ride remains in operation. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

The Woodlands Transit closed the Sterling Ridge and Sawdust Park and Rides, but service from the Research Forest Park and Ride remains in operation. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

The Woodlands Township Transit announced March 19 it will suspend The Woodlands Express commuter bus service from two of its locations.

On March 16, The Woodlands Township board of directors authorized the township's general manager to adjust the schedules and routes of the park and ride locations as needed.

Service from the Sterling Ridge and Sawdust park and ride locations will be suspended starting March 23, according to a news release. Service from the Research Forest Park and Ride will continue on its current schedule. The route offers express service to the Texas Medical Center, according to information from the township. It also offers service to downtown Houston and Greenway Plaza.

According to the release, the current schedule will be maintained to provide adequate space for social distancing and seat spacing onboard the buses.

The Research Forest location can be used by passengers who normally board at Sterling Ridge or at Sawdust, according to the release. A mobile ticketing app is available for the park and ride.


Further changed to routes or schedules will be announced through The Woodlands Township.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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