Sterling Ridge Park & Ride is the third park & ride facility developed by TGC in The Woodlands, Texas. Due to a continual increase in traffic congestion along the major freeways leading from The Woodlands to Houston employment centers, the two existing Woodlands park & ride facilities were already overcrowded and operating above capacity. The high demand for transit alternatives, coupled with a local commitment to improve air quality, led The District to contract with TGC to analyze the potential for an additional park & ride facility. TGC led the planning and preliminary engineering efforts for the park & ride facility along Woodlands Parkway by completing demand and site selection analyses, environmental analysis, operations analysis, peer review, and preliminary site layout and design. Construction of the park & ride facility was completed in December 2011.
TGC coordinated with the FTA and the Houston-Galveston Area Council to secure $6 million for The District for construction. TGC assisted The District in its pursuit of an additional $2.6 million for operations.