Kleberg County Human Services (KCHS) is a rural transit district (RTD) authorized by Texas Transportation Code Chapter 458 in 1981 to serve Kennedy and Kleberg Counties and therefore receives state funding for rural transit services. There is no urbanized area in Kennedy and Kleberg Counties.
KCHS provides transit services through its rural transit program, Paisano Express. Paisano Express operates demand-response service for the general public throughout KCHS’s service area. Paisano Express coordinates with the neighbor RTD, the Rural Economic Assistance League (REAL), for the betterment of connection. Riders are allowed to travel across the RTD boundary between KCHS and REAL. For a round trip, each program is only responsible for the one-way trip that originates in its service area.
Under a service contract, Paisano Express provides a university circular route in Kingsville and a shuttle service Kingsville Connection for Texas A&M University−Kingsville. Valley Transit Company operates private intercity buses passing through the KCHS service area. Paisano Express can connect to the service at Valley Transit’s Kingsville Travel Center.
KCHS is a department of Kleberg County. The county commissioners court is the governing body of Paisano Express.
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