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5 Houston-Area Features You Can Only Get With ConnectSmart

You might be thinking

No, not another navigation app! Why would I want that?

We understand, but did you know that ConnectSmart was created by and for the people of the greater Houston area? People who know the difference between 45 and 59. Engineers who’ve actually driven on 610. Data analysts who know that NASA is in Webster, not Houston. Tech support folks who live in places like Katy and Missouri City.

While the good people of Silicon Valley spread their attention around the globe, we’ve partnered with local agencies and organizations that make ConnectSmart work for all Houstonians.

Here are 5 Houston-based features that will make your commute frustration free:

  1. METRO – Schedule & Tickets You can check updated METRO bus arrival times at stations across the city with just a few taps. Even cooler, enter your trip details and ConnectSmart will suggest the right bus or light rail ticket you need, and you can actually buy your digital ticket and use it right through the app. It’s that easy!

  2. TranStar Messages & Cameras You can see Transtar’s roadside messages and access live roadside cameras right in ConnectSmart. Get the latest updates and see roadway conditions along your route from the comfort of your home.

  3. No-Cost Roadside Services If you’re in the unfortunate situation of having car trouble, order TOW and GO service right from the app. Your vehicle will get towed to a nearby safe location – at no cost to you! And, if you’ve got a flat, along with a good spare and jack, the tow truck driver will change your tire for you — also at no cost.

  4. Street Parking There’s nothing more irritating than driving around in circles looking for a parking spot. With ConnectSmart you don’t have to worry about finding a parking space because the app shows live available street parking. Looking for a off-street parking? You can find parking garage pricing and availability in the app as well!

  5. BCycle Want to rent a bike? Check BCycle bike availability and station locations right in the app. With a simple tap, ConnectSmart shows how many bikes are available at a station. Then, when you’re ready to return the BCycle, ConnectSmart shows how many open slots are available at a station so you can return the BCycle without fear that there’s no place to put it. Be sure to plan your ride in ConnectSmart to be navigated along Houston’s ‘high comfort’ bike lanes! These are only 5 of the many features that make ConnectSmart the smart choice for Houstonians. Use the app today to discover even more!


Watch this space for the next article about how to use ConnectSmart transit tokens – new users get 5 tokens for free now through the end of the year!


making the Houston region less congested

and more connected!


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