METRO Doubles Grand Parkway Capacity and Announces Plan for New Parking Garage

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Release Date: October 20, 2015

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. Besides operating more than 1,200 buses on a New Bus Network, METRORail's expanded system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast). METRO’s services also include: STAR VanpoolMETROLiftHOV lanesHOT lanesBikes-on-Buses/Trains program, Park & Ride, and road improvement projects. Learn more about METRO services at where you will also find information about our T.R.I.P. app, Next Bus Arrival texting and the new digital, interactive rider tool METRO 360 [take a seat].  


Doubled Capacity and Plan for New Grand Parkway Garage Readied by METRO

On Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, METRO will open 448 new parking spaces at the Grand Parkway Park & Ride facility (I-10 West and the Grand Parkway). The expansion more than doubles current capacity, increasing the number of available parking spaces from 423 to 871.

The additional slots will address overcrowding at the lot due to the rapid growth of Katy and surrounding area. METRO worked diligently with neighbor Cinemark Theaters and landlord New Quest Properties to provide a mutually agreeable solution.

METRO employees will be on-site at Grand Parkway Oct. 21 through opening day to provide handouts about the parking improvements and answer commuter questions.

And commuters have even more to be excited about as METRO's Board of Directors approve a plan to build a 1,650-space parking garage on site. Completion of the project is expected by Fall of 2016.

Current and new parking spaces at METRO's Grand Parkway Park & Ride can be seen below.

GP Map