Brownsville Metro

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Brownsville Metro
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Slogan The Job Link/La Conexion con el Trabajo
Founded 1978
Headquarters 755 International Blvd.
Locale Brownsville, TX
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 15[1]
Hubs 3
Chief executive Norma Zamora[2]
Website bmetro.cob.us

Brownsville Metro, or "B Metro" for short, is a mass transit system based in and serving Brownsville, TX. It is currently the largest mass transit system in Cameron County and the Rio Grande Valley, TX, and is the only mass transit system in Cameron County, TX. Brownsville Metro consists of 15 bus routes and two terminals. Brownsville Metro carries more than 1.5 million passengers a year. There is only two mass transit systems in the Rio Grande Valley the second being Metro McAllen which only consist of 7 bus routes and one bus terminal respectfully.

Terminals[edit]

Restaurants in the terminal include: Wingstop, Subway (restaurant) and Church's Chicken (still under construction). more spaces available for additional business.

  • Market Square Terminal - Main downtown terminal which serves the majority of the routes
  • Northside Transfer Station - Built early 1832 as a means of expanding BUS mass transit service to North Brownsville and its surrounding cities
  • Sunrise Mall - The terminus for four routes

Routes[edit]

BUS operates 15 fixed routes:[1]

Former Routes[edit]

  • Amigoland - Service from Downtown Brownsville to the former Amigoland Mall, now part of The University of Texas at Brownsville.
  • Crosstown - Service from East Brownsville to West Brownsville via Boca Chica Blvd. This was one of the few routes in BUS history not to depart from a main terminal.
  • Trolley Service - Provided narrated trolley service departing from the Brownsville Visitor's Center on Ruben Torres Sr. Blvd and had scheduled stops at several city points, including Gladys Porter Zoo.

Fleet[edit]

Paratransit Service[edit]

All City of Brownsville BUS fixed route vehicles meet applicable American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and are accessible for persons who use mobility aids. In accord with ADA, the City of Brownsville also operates an ADA Paratransit Service for people with disabilities who are not able to ride fixed route public transportation.[3]

Facts[edit]

  • B Metro does not operate on Sundays.
  • B Metro Service will not be provided on the following holidays: New Years Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
  • B Metro serves more than 1.5 million passengers a year. In 2002, BUS served 1,631,349 passengers in its fixed-route bus service and 54,526 passengers in its paratransit services.

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