Valley Metro expands free bus service

HARLINGEN — People on the Valley who depend on public transportation are receiving a bonus from now until August. Valley Metro is offering free fares for a six-month period, according to the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council.

The free fares will allow the council to analyze riders’ trends and discuss the potential of establishing routes in areas of greatest need.

The usage statistics will be analyzed to determine if free public transportation should be part of the Valley’s future, officials said.

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