The Energy Corridor District treated Vanpoolers employed at ConocoPhillips to an appreciation lunch at popular local restaurant Watson’s Pub. The lunch outing, via the new METRO bus route 75 Connector, was in recognition of green rideshare commuting by the vanpoolers and to bring attention to the frequent convenient service the 75 Connector offers, especially for individuals that don’t have a vehicle at their workplace.
After a 13-minute bus ride, the Vanpoolers arrived at Watson’s Pub right at noon, demonstrating to all participants how easy it is to ride the 75 Connector for a lunch break and to travel in and around the area. This is the first in a series of lunch excursions the District is planning as a way of both boosting the benefits of taking the 75 Connector for a quick trip and also expanding the clientele for area restaurants and merchants.
Beginning at the Addicks Park & Ride, the 75 Connector route travels down Memorial and Eldridge as far south as the Super Target lot at Eldridge and Richmond, then makes a return trip north on Eldridge, with stops at many area offices, restaurants, retail stores and apartment complexes. “With buses at 10 minute intervals, the 75 Connector is a great option to take for lunch. In this case the ride to Grisby Road was short and when you arrive you don’t have to deal with parking,” said John Nunez, Energy Corridor District Transportation Manager.
The vanpool appreciation lunch participants enjoyed their entrées of fish and chips with time to spare before walking back to the bus stop, hopping on the 75 Connector and arriving back at work before 1 p.m.
“I think the 75 Connector is great! I’ll be riding in it for lunch every Friday,” said one vanpooler.
The Energy Corridor District would like to thank ConocoPhillips’ Houston Facilities Director, Steve Moskowitz and the vanpoolers who attended the vanpooler appreciation lunch event and the management and staff at Watson’s Pub for providing great food and service and a memorial lunch experience.
Restaurants interested in hosting a 75 Connector lunch excursion or individuals interested in taking a group of friends on a 75 Connector lunch outing should call John Nunez at the Energy Corridor at (281) 759-3800 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The District is starting a Connector Club that will offer restaurant and merchant rewards to individuals that regularly patronize the 75 Connector. Restaurants and merchants that are interested in participating should also contact John Nunez.
For more information on Energy Corridor’s 75 Connector, including route schedule and stop locations, please visit www.75connector.org.