Brownsville Urban System

The Brownsville Urban System, or "BUS" for short, is a mass transit system based in and serving Brownsville, TX. It is currently the largest mass transit system in the Rio Grande Valley, TX, and is the only mass transit system in Cameron County, TX.

Terminals

*Downtown Terminal - BUS' main terminal which currently serves the majority of its routes
*Northside Transfer Station - Built early 2006 as a means of expanding BUS mass transit service to North Brownsville and its surrounding cities.

Routes

As of Summer 2008, BUS operates 13 fixed routes.
*Departs from Downtown Terminal
**1 - Westend
**2 - Jefferson/Central - Serves Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville
**3 - Rockwell
**4 - Los Ebanos
**5 - Alton Gloor - Serves Valley Regional Medical Center
**6 - Southmost
**7 - Billy Mitchell - Serves the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport
**8 - Lemon
**9 - Austin - Serves the Brownsville Public Utilities Board Main Office
**11 - OPI (Old Port Isabel)
**13 - Sunrise Mall
**14 - ITECC Campus
**20 - North

Former Routes
*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

*17 - Gillig "Phantom"
*10 - Gillig "Low Floor"
*2 - 1992 Replica Trolleys
*4 - ElDorado National "EZ Rider"

Facts

*BUS does not operate on Sundays and some major holidays, such as Christmas and Independence Day.
*BUS 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.

External links

* [http://bus.cityofbrownsville.us Brownsville Urban System website]
* [http://www.cob.us City of Brownsville website]


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