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.
*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.
As of Summer 2008, BUS operates 13 fixed routes.
*Departs from Downtown Terminal
**1 - Westend
**2 - Jefferson/Central - Serves
Valley Baptist Medical Centerin 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 BoardMain Office
**11 - OPI (Old Port Isabel)
**13 - Sunrise Mall
**14 - ITECC Campus
**20 - North
**Service from Downtown Brownsville to the former Amigoland Mall, now part of The University of Texas at Brownsville.
**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.
**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.
*2 - 1992 Replica
ElDorado National"EZ Rider"
*BUS does not operate on
Sundaysand some major holidays, such as Christmasand 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.
* [http://bus.cityofbrownsville.us Brownsville Urban System website]
* [http://www.cob.us City of Brownsville website]
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