Brownsville Metro

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Brownsville Metro
Brownsville Metro.png
SloganThe Job Link/La Conexion con el Trabajo
Founded1979[1]
Headquarters755 International Blvd.
LocaleBrownsville, TX
Service typebus service, paratransit
Routes13[2]
Hubs3
Chief executiveNorma Zamora[3]
Websitebrownsvillemetro.com

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 13 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 and Subway. more spaces available for additional business.

  • La Plaza - Main downtown terminal which serves the majority of the routes
  • Northside Transfer Station - Built late 2004 as a means of expanding BUS mass transit service to North Brownsville and its surrounding cities

Routes[edit]

BUS operates 13 fixed routes:[2]

Former Routes[edit]

  • 4 - Los Ebanos - Service from Downtown Brownsville to Sunrise Mall through the Los Ebanos neighborhood; discontinued on October 2, 2015
  • 10 - Amigoland/UTB - Service from Downtown Brownsville to the former Amigoland Mall, now part of The University of Texas at Brownsville.
  • 12 - 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.
  • 13 - Sunrise Mall
  • 14 - ITECC Campus
  • 15 - Scorpion Circulator
  • 21 - North Loop - Service on Alton Gloor Blvd, US 281, and along the northwest of Brownsville; discontinued on October 2, 2015
  • 23 - Paredes; combined into Routes 3 & 13
  • 31 - Brownsville/La Paloma
  • 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.[4]

Facts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://bmetro.cob.us/home
  2. ^ a b B Metro Fixed Routes
  3. ^ "B Metro Staff". Archived from the original on 2011-12-22. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  4. ^ "B Metro Paratransit Service". Archived from the original on 2011-12-22. Retrieved 2012-08-05.

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