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Transportation
Katy is strategically located to offer the best of all possible worlds in transportation. Located just off 1-10, Katy is a prime beneficiary of the constantly improving highway network in and around metropolitan Houston. Mobility is one of Houston's top priorities, and all of the improvements offer Katy congestion-free access to all areas.

I-10 bisects Houston from east to west, while Highway 6, the Grand Parkway, and the Sam Houston Toll Road provide excellent north-south access. 1-10 puts virtually every city within easy reach of Katy. San Antonio (180 mi.), Austin (150 mi.), and Dallas (275 mi.) are all within an easy driving distance.

Grand Parkway
The Grand Parkway (SH99) is a proposed 170-mile circumferential scenic highway traversing seven counties and encircling the Greater Houston region. Currently 20 miles of the highway, from US 59 near Sugar Land to IH 10 near Katy have been constructed and provide a toll free road open to the traveling public. Other segments are under various stages of development.

The Westpark Tollway is a 20-mile Tollway that extends from SH 99 (Grand Parkway) on the west to IH 610 on the east.
The project has drastically improved mobility for Katy area residents by creating a new east-west corridor with access to SH 6, Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8), US 59 and the Galleria Area.

Metro “Park and Ride” lots
The Metropolitan Transit Authority serving the Houston area provides “Park and Ride” service in West Harris County.
  • Kingsland Boulevard  between Mason Road and South Fry Road 
  • I-10 and the Grand Parkway
  • I-10 immediately east of State Highway 6

In addition to these facilities, METRO, in partnership with the State of Texas Department of Transportation, has developed a high occupancy vehicle lane (HOV) within the median of I-10 that extends from west of State Highway 6 to east of the 610 West Loop.

Katy Area Transportation Guide

E-Z Tag Store

          281.875.3279
 
Bus Services
            METRO
            713.635.4000
            Greyhound
            Old Town Katy
            5505 Hwy Blvd
            281.391.0145

Carshare/Vanshare Program
          
713.224.7433
 
Newcomer’s Guide
To Freeway Names
I-10 west is also called Katy Freeway
SH 99 is also called the Grand Parkway
US 90 is also called Highway Boulevard
US 90 is also called Highway 90
US 90 west of the city of Katy is also called Katy Brookshire Road
FM 1093 is also called Westheimer
FM 529 is also called Lone Star Parkway

Trucking
Katy has instant access to every major trucking line serving the Houston area because of its location on 1-10. Presently four motor freight carriers serve this area.
Shipping
Katy's proximity to one of the nation's busiest ports adds an international dimension to its market access. The Port of Houston serves more than 200 ports worldwide with scheduled ocean shipping.
Rail
Five major freight railroads operating 14 lines of mainline track serve the Houston Metropolitan area. These railroads provide manufacturers with complete access to raw materials and low cost transportation for their finished goods to all national markets.
Air
Commercial airline service is as close as Houston's two major airports. Bush Intercontinental Airport is located to the north of Houston, and Hobby Airport is located in southeast Houston. Twenty-three airlines serve Bush while twelve airlines fly in and out of Hobby. These airlines can provide extensive, cost effective air transportation to 95 U.S. cities and 27 cities worldwide. Businesses find the cargo service from these two airports is just what they need.

The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce is proactive in addressing the mobility issues of this area. On a regular basis they identify and prioritize mobility projects. They seek to influence and impact mobility issues that affect the quality of life in the greater Katy area.

Katy Area Driving Distances
In Approximate Miles
From KatyTo:
Downtown
Compaq Center
Medical Center
Galleria
Energy Corridor
 
31
29
32
27
15
Katy Area Chamber of Commerce      23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Suite B206      Katy, TX 77494      281.391.KATY (5289)      info@katychamber.com
 

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