Ceremony held for 'Metro Connect' a new bus service for the Valley


POSTED: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 9:20am

UPDATED: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 7:10am

The Metro Connect bus service will soon provide routes linking Brownsville, McAllen, Harlingen and South Padre Island thanks to a federal grant.

The Valley was awarded $1.4 million for the regional bus service from the Texas Department of Transportation.

There will be three bus lines which will be coded by color, red, blue and green, which will link to various cities and each line charging a different fee.

District 34 Congressman Vilemon Vela was at a ceremony announcing the new service and stated, "With these buses, the people that are traveling from the University of Texas at Brownsville and UTPA , will make it more affordable and a lot easier for them to do. As the merger comes to fruition, it'll only make this effort all the more important."

Attached below is a PDF file with schedules and route map.

metro-connect-routebrochure-4x8.5 546pm.pdf210.02 KB

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