Metro McAllen's Guide to Bus Ride Etiquette 

Public transportation is just that — public! When you step on a bus or use a shared-ride service, you are participating in a service that requires basic respect for those around you. 

City buses and ride shares are a great way to get where you need to go affordably while reducing your carbon footprint. When you catch your next ride, show your appreciation by following the basic rules of public transit etiquette.

Whether it’s doing what you can to stay out of other peoples’ bubbles or letting passengers exit first, these simple courtesy rules can help everyone have a positive public transit experience.



Public Transportation, Equality, and Human Rights

Over the past year and a half, it's never been more clear how essential public transportation is to the function of everyday life. Unfortunately, not everyone has easy access to public transportation, and many Americans are left without any good options for getting around.


Why America Is Behind the Curve on Supporting Public Transit

At Metro McAllen, we are dedicated to making all of McAllen accessible to all residents. We are true advocates for expanding public transit in the U.S., not just to increase mobility but also to cut back on pollution.


COVID-19 and Public Transportation: Why Buses Aren’t to Blame

The coronavirus pandemic has affected many aspects of our lives, from grocery shopping to vacationing, and we still don’t know all of the impacts that it will have. Public transportation has been a hot topic over the course of the past year, and it’s become even more clear how essential this service is.

Read on to learn more about how the pandemic was impacted by public transportation, as well as how public transportation is likely to change as a result, from your McAllen ride-share and bussing service.



How Public Transportation Can Benefit the Elderly

As you age, it can become difficult to safely drive your own car. Once you can no longer drive, you may start looking for other ways to get around. Unfortunately, there are common disabilities individuals face as they get older that can make traveling alone difficult.  

However, changes are being made to public transportation services that make using it easy for older adults. Learn how public transportation can benefit the elderly from your McAllen transportation service.



How Uber and Lyft Increase Air Pollution

Uber and Lyft have grown in popularity over the past couple of years for their on-demand rideshare services. Users tend to choose Uber and Lyft because of their convenience. In most cities, you can hire a ride from your phone in just about any location. 

Unfortunately, services like Uber and Lyft increase air pollution.


The Top 5 Benefits of Taking Public Transportation in Your City

Most people are stuck in a daily routine. They often hop in their car, sit in traffic, search high and low for a parking spot, then finally arrive at their destination. 

Although this is a common routine for many, it can be simplified by using public transportation.


How Much Does Public Transportation Help the Environment?

With environmental issues becoming an increasingly important topic for all of us, public transportation is beginning to get its due when it comes to cutting national and global emissions. 

Still, many of us take public transportation without ever thinking about the good we’re doing for the environment.


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Origin-to-Destination public transportation service for people with disabilities who are unable to use Metro buses.