Mayor Darling to Encourage Public Transportation

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McAllen Mayor Jim Darling exiting Metro McAllen after a ride to Texas A&M University. Photo archive by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez
McAllen Mayor Jim Darling exiting Metro McAllen after a ride to Texas A&M University. Photo archive by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez

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WHO: McAllen Mayor Jim Darling and McAllen City Commission, Metro McAllen, and City of McAllen Administrators and Directors.

WHAT: Ride the Bus Day Proclamation and a bus ride to Mayor Darling’s next appointment

WHEN: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

WHERE: Metro McAllen Central Transit Station, 1501 U.S. Bus. 83, McAllen

WHY: “Public transportation is a great alternative method of transportation, for anyone who is hoping to reduce wear and tear on their own vehicle, or an opportunity to save gas by riding another vehicle already on its way to where they are going,” said Mayor Darling. “Additionally, it is important to recognize the role that public transportation plays in our local economy because, for many of our employees, students and other people that are an integral part of our business and daily interactions, public transportation is their only mode of transportation.  Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to make sure that we have the best, safest and most efficient public bus system in the Rio Grande Valley, to keep business and individuals flowing.”

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Mayor Darling will read a proclamation, encouraging all McAllen residents to RIDE THE BUS on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

After reading the proclamation, Mayor Darling will board the 11:00 a.m Route 5 bus and let Metro McAllen take him to his next appointment.

Metro McAllen has 19 buses, offers eight routes, complementary Paratransit service and features a Ride Systems mobile app that gives real-time arrival and departure times to make sure everyone gets to where they are going on time.