While the planet obsesses over self-driving cars, one of the oldest forms of mass transportation is enjoying a renaissance in the Rio Grande Valley.
Ridership on Valley Metro, the bus service which spans an area from Brownsville to Zapata County, is forecast to be up 24 percent over last year.
In fiscal year 2015, September through July, Valley Metro had 435,339 passengers. Projecting current numbers through this fiscal year, it is estimated ridership will reach 539,400.
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