District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan invites residents and others in the community to attend a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 to receive updates on a proposed VIA Park & Ride along U.S. 281 near Loop 1604.
The meeting will take place 6:30 to 8 p.m. at North Central Baptist Hospital, 520 Madison Oak Dr., located east of Stone Oak Parkway.
This will be the second public meeting where VIA representatives will join Councilwoman Chan and her staff to provide additional details and answer questions about the site selection process. Residents will have an opportunity to offer input on the amenities they would like to see in a District 9 VIA Park & Ride.
VIA Express Bus ridership increased by 8.6 percent along the U.S. 281 North corridor during the first quarter of 2012. VIA anticipates more growth in ridership as the permanent Park & Ride comes online.
The new facility will feature dedicated parking spaces, and VIA hopes to tie it directly to lanes along U.S. 281 for rapid access, further helping residents to avoid congestion on their daily commutes.