Willacy residents using bus system after Walmart closure

HARLINGEN — Valley Metro is seeing an uptick in travel and interest in its bus service from Willacy County following the recent closure of the Raymondville Walmart, officials say.

Tom Logan, director of Valley Metro, said he’s trying to get the word out in Willacy County that Valley Metro is an option for residents who can no longer shop near home.

Logan urged Willacy County residents who don’t have personal transportation available to call Valley Metro at 800-574-8322 to make a reservation.

“People call our 800 number and make a reservation a day in advance, and they tell us where to pick them up and where they want to go,” Logan said. To make a reservation, Logan says to call during working hours during the week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“If we have space, we book their trip and we provide that service the following day.”

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