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ADDITIONAL PARKING WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE AT

POPULAR METRO PARK & RIDE LOT

METRO Park & Ride patrons will soon have more spaces to park at the South Point Park & Ride lot.

This is welcome news for Texas Medical Center riders who use the 297 South Point / Monroe route.

METRO’s Board of Directors approved the parking lot expansion project during last week’s board meeting. It calls for adding 150 new spots, and converting 240 temporary spaces, which were created in December 2008, to permanent spots. The construction also provides for improved infrastructure including upgrading drainage and lighting.

“Reinvesting in our extensive bus system is one of our highest priorities and part of our effort to increase ridership and improve customer service,” said John Haley, vice president of infrastructure and service development at METRO. “Increasing customer parking spaces along with introducing 100 new buses into our fleet each year is a customer-friendly way to serve key destinations like the TMC.”

The South Point Park & Ride currently offers 376 permanent parking spots. The build-out is expected to be completed in the spring, and will bring the total number of permanent parking spaces to 766.

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Updated press release

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SOUTH POINT PARK & RIDE LOT EXPANSION NEARS COMPLETION

METRO is just days away from completing its expansion of the popular South Point Park & Ride Lot – doubling its parking capacity.

This means more parking spaces – 390 new spots - will be available to the hundreds of commuters who ride the 297 South Point/Monroe route, which serves the Texas Medical Center.

Before the expansion, the lot had 376 permanent parking spots. Now with the build-out and a total parking capacity of 766, patrons will have a much easier time finding a spot.

“This project completes the final phase of the South Point Park & Ride expansion that began in response to high demand for parking by our patrons commuting to the Texas Medical Center,” said Vince Obregon, associate vice president of infrastructure service development. “The new configuration improves safety and convenience by alleviating illegally parked cars overcrowding driving isles and on the street.”

The expansion project also includes upgrades to the lot’s lighting and drainage system.

METRO negotiated with TxDOT to build-out the South Point Park & Ride lot using the southern portion of TxDOT’s property, which is adjacent to the park & ride lot.

The project was approved by the METRO Board of Directors October 2009, and is slated to be completed by May 31 – about a month ahead of schedule.

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Updated press release

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SOUTH POINT PARK & RIDE LOT EXPANSION NEARS COMPLETION

METRO is just days away from completing its expansion of the popular South Point Park & Ride Lot – doubling its parking capacity.

This means more parking spaces – 390 new spots - will be available to the hundreds of commuters who ride the 297 South Point/Monroe route, which serves the Texas Medical Center.

Before the expansion, the lot had 376 permanent parking spots. Now with the build-out and a total parking capacity of 766, patrons will have a much easier time finding a spot.

“This project completes the final phase of the South Point Park & Ride expansion that began in response to high demand for parking by our patrons commuting to the Texas Medical Center,” said Vince Obregon, associate vice president of infrastructure service development. “The new configuration improves safety and convenience by alleviating illegally parked cars overcrowding driving isles and on the street.”

The expansion project also includes upgrades to the lot’s lighting and drainage system.

METRO negotiated with TxDOT to build-out the South Point Park & Ride lot using the southern portion of TxDOT’s property, which is adjacent to the park & ride lot.

The project was approved by the METRO Board of Directors October 2009, and is slated to be completed by May 31 – about a month ahead of schedule.

This is quite the good news. I wonder if it will get to the point where they will actually need a full fledged garage at that location.

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