Fort Bend County engineers to establish Westpark Park & Ride for area workforce
15 Aug 2023
By: Asia Armour - Community Impact
A new park and ride is on the horizon for Fort Bend County residents, with a potential route along Westpark Tollway from Richmond to the Energy Corridor Management District, per early survey results.
The big picture
At an Aug. 8 meeting, Commissioners Court awarded a bid to SpawGlass construction firm for the development of a Westpark Park & Ride, located at 19820 FM 1093, Richmond.
The station is meant to serve the area’s workforce and residents needing public transportation, officials with the county’s engineering office said in an emailed statement.
The project is estimated to cost $6.6 million, and a timeline for the work has yet to be determined as the transportation department is still in the planning phase.
Why it matters
Officials said as Fort Bend County continues to experience fast growth, especially in its northern area, the park and ride will provide more mobility options via public transportation.
The transportation department is actively seeking feedback from local stakeholders, advisory committees and the public through engagement sessions to establish a definitive route.
Fort Bend County held an in-person discussion on the park and ride's development in the Energy Corridor on Aug. 8. The next public meeting will be held Aug. 22 at Cinco Ranch Public Library from 5 to 8 p.m.