The Woodlands Express to resume Sawdust Park and Ride service June 1

The Woodlands Transit will reopen The Woodlands Express Sawdust Park and Ride on June 1. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
The Woodlands Transit will reopen The Woodlands Express Sawdust Park and Ride on June 1. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

The Woodlands Transit will reopen The Woodlands Express Sawdust Park and Ride on June 1. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

The Woodlands Express Sawdust Park and Ride is set to reopen to commuters June 1, more than two months after the township temporarily halted operations at the lot.

The Sawdust location at 701 Westridge Road, Spring, had been closed since March 23 along with the Sterling Ridge Park and Ride. The Woodlands Township Transit has kept service at the Research Forest Park and Ride open to The Woodlands Express riders on a limited basis throughout this spring.


Beginning June 1, service at the Sawdust Park and Ride will include routes to downtown Houston, the Texas Medical Center, and Greenway Plaza as well as midday return trips from the TMC and downtown back to the Sawdust lot. The new limited schedule may be viewed here.

According to a township release, additional precautions related to COVID-19 will remain in place once service resumes. All riders will be encouraged to wear face masks on The Woodlands Express buses; capacity will be limited to 50% per ride; and additional social distancing and sanitization protocols will be in effect, the township said. Riders are also encouraged to use The Woodlands Express mobile ticketing application rather than paying in person for a contacless transaction.

More information about The Woodlands Express can be found at www.woodlandstransit.com or by calling 281-210-3800.
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2019 as a reporter for The Woodlands area and began working as Austin's City Hall reporter in April 2021.