The Baytown Fixed Route service is a project of Harris County Transit Services and is designed to bring public transit service to the city of Baytown. Harris County Transit Services currently provides the Baytown Fixed Route service, an elderly / disabled taxi program within the county and a park & ride service from Baytown to Downtown Houston. These programs as of April 30, 2009 have a combined passenger total of over 65,000 people.
The City of Baytown, Lee College and Baytown United Way in partnership with Harris County have determined through public meetings and other comprehensive studies that there is a great need for public transportation in Baytown. Harris County Transit Services through coordinated efforts with the fore mentioned stakeholders began a fixed route service in Baytown on July 28, 2008. This fixed route bus service with the complimentary ADA demand response transit service currently provides access to major shopping, medical, educational and social services locations in Baytown.
Current Routes :
Route 1 - Runs north / south along Garth Rd from Park St to the San Jacinto Mal and east / west along Baker Rd and Rollingbrook Rd. This route serves most of the major retail, medical and service industry job market along the Garth Rd. industrial corridor as well as social service agencies and the Harris County Count Court Annex.. Transfers are at Park St. and Garth Rd. for passengers desiring to go to Lee College, the Baytown City Hall, the Public Library or other locations in the south side of Baytown.
Route 2 - Will run east and west along the Main St. Market St area from Park St. to Lee College, Baytown City Hall, Harris County Health Department and several retail locations. Transfers will be at Park St. and Garth Rd.
The Baytown Fixed Route service has provided over 16,000 passenger trips from the service start of July 28, 2008 through April 30, 2009