Tag Archives: Valley Metro

Valley Metro Is Moving Forward

The new Edinburg Valley Metro station is set to open later this month.

The Rio Grande Valley with its estimated population surging above 1.4 million is reflecting its new urban realities via Valley Metro. The regional bus system is adding transportation hubs and new routes with each passing year.  Later this month, Valley Metro will open a new hub in Edinburg between City Hall and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The new hub will come off a year where Valley Metro…

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TSTC and Valley Metro Train Bus Drivers

TSTC Professional Bus Driver Training

Texas State Technical College, in partnership with Valley Metro, recently began a Professional Bus Driver Training course to help fill a regional need. As an offering via Workforce Training and Continuing Education, students receive preparatory training for both written and driving exams for bus driving. The first class began the 80-hour, two-week course on March 5. Throughout this time, they will receive hands-on training thanks to a bus donation from Valley…

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Edinburg Makes Move for Bus Trolleys

The City of Edinburg is making financial moves to bring electric bus trolleys to the city, similar in design to this vehicle operated by Laguna Beach Transit in California. (photo Hometown Trolley)

This week, Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina and the city council gave a commitment for funds establish the city’s first downtown bus trolley system. The $126,000 letter of commitment is as a local match for a federal program that through Valley Metro – if approved by the Federal Transportation Administration – would provide an additional $719,000 to establish routes in the local community. Funds from the federal goverment would come via the…

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