Parking & Transportation Services operates bus service on the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses through the Vaquero Express Campus Shuttle. The two campuses are connected through the Vaquero Express Connector Shuttle. The system operates Monday through Friday. In addition, all services offered by the University are FREE to use. Download our Transportation Guide for more information, schedules, and maps.
Transportation Guide – New for Spring 2017 (Effective 01-17-17)
BikeShare Rio Grande Valley
Parking & Transportation Services has partnered with the cities of Brownsville and Harlingen to bring a regional bikeshare program to the Rio Grande Valley. Operated by Zagster, the service features 85 cruiser bikes, with 45 bikes stationed at the Brownsville, Harlingen, and Edinburg campuses for students, faculty, and staff. Bikes are easily checked out through an app available on Android or iOS. The annual fee is $35. It’s a great way to get around campus, exercise, or help the environment. For more details and to view station location and pricing information, view the official website below. Search for us on Facebook under “Bikeshare Rio Grande Valley”.
Public Transit Service
Parking & Transportation Services has partnered with local transit providers to provide additional connectivity throughout the Valley for faculty, staff, and students.
Valley Metro: Valley Metro operates routes throughout the entire Valley, including rural and urban areas. Students, faculty, and staff may ride on any Valley Metro route by showing their validated UTRGV ID Card upon boarding. For more information, visit their website at www.lrgvdc.org/valleymetro.
B Metro: B Metro operates routes within the city of Brownsville. Students may ride on any B Metro route by showing their validated UTRGV ID Card upon boarding. For more information, visit their website at bmetro.cob.us.
Other Providers: For $5 a day, a rider may purchase a pass good for rides anywhere in the Metro Connect route system, an express service linking the UTRGV Edinburg campus to the McAllen Central Station, Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets, Harlingen bus terminal, and Brownsville La Plaza Terminal (near to the UTRGV Brownsville campus). For $25, a rider may purchase a 30-day pass. More information can be found on rgvmetroconnect.com.
Metro McAllen: Metro McAllen operates routes within the city of McAllen. The student fare is $0.50 upon boarding. A regular adult fare is $1. For more information, visit www.mcallen.net/metro.
Parking & Transportation Services is open to charter requests from University departments on a limited basis. If you have a group and need transportation for a special trip, please see our Charter Request Policy for more details.