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TEXAS CITY Ridership on Connect Transit is up, fueled by a more than fivefold increase in mainland business between Galveston and League City in the past three years.

Customers are calling for expanded service hours and further destinations like Kemah and Houston, Gulf Coast Center Director James Hollis said.

Hollis started the Connect Transit program in 2008 to serve Galveston County residents who wanted public transportation and who fell outside of the jurisdiction of Galveston s Island Transit bus system.

That year, the Texas City-based company expanded its service areas to include Dickinson, La Marque, Bacliff and League City.

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