The City of South Padre Island (SPI) has served as a rural transit district for the island under Texas Transportation Code Chapter 458 since 1995 and therefore receives state funding for rural transit services. The City of SPI enters a service agreement with Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation to provide transit services to Laguna Heights and Port Isabel.
South Padre Island Metro operates deviated fixed-route bus service within the city limits of Laguna Heights, Port Isabel, and South Padre Island. Island Metro, B Metro (run by the City of Brownsville), and Metro McAllen (operated by the City of McAllen) coordinate to deliver an intercity bus service, known as RGV Metro Express, for residents to travel in Brownsville, Edinburg, Harlingen, Weslasco, McAllen, Mercedes, and South Padre Island.
Numerous local taxi companies and shuttle providers complement Island Metro’s services. Valley Transit Company provides private intercity bus connection to South Padre Island.
Island Metro is administrated by the City of South Padre Island Public Transit Department and is governed by the six-member city council.
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