One of the eye-opening realities of American life for Jon Ruto when he moved from Kenya to Houston was the distance between things that seemed so necessary and the people who relied on them.
“The hospitals, the factories, the jobs, they are so far away,” Ruto said at a bus stop near his apartment in Gulfton. “I spend as much time going as I spend where I go.”
Getting Gulfton riders on the move is about to run Metropolitan Transit Authority in circles as it brings targeted bus service to the neighborhood. In mid-August, Metro plans to debut a Gulfton circulator that aims to connect transit-dependent riders in the community outside Loop 610 near Bellaire with quicker trips around the neighborhood and to transit centers for further excursions. [Read more.]