ADA Paratransit Service

All City of Brownsville Metro fixed route vehicles meet applicable American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 requirements and are accessible for persons who use mobility aids. In accord with ADA, the City of Brownsville also operates an ADA Paratransit Service for people with disabilities who are not able to ride fixed route public transportation.

B-Metro provides a curb-to-curb service for qualified individuals with disabilities. For more details and/or qualification information, please contact Paratransit Services at 956-541-8381 or [711 or 800-735-2989] (TTY—Texas Relay).

  • Request for reservations will be accepted during normal business hours on a “next day” basis (not 24 hours in advance) all days prior to days of service.
  • Schedules are subject to change without notice. B-Metro makes every effort to adhere to published schedules but bear no liability in failure to do so.       

Fare 


The trip is $1.50 per trip.   

Eligibility Requirements 


To be eligible to use the ADA Paratransit Service, individuals must apply for a determination of eligibility. Individuals must meet at least one of the following three eligibility criteria, whether permanently or for a limited period of time:

  • Unable to board, ride or disembark independently from any readily accessible vehicle on the regular fixed route system.
  • Unable to access existing accessible fixed route transportation because that transportation is not available at the needed time on that route.
  • Unable to get to pick up and drop off locations of regular fixed route system.

Application Process

 
Individuals interested in using the ADA Paratransit Service must submit a completed application (PDF) to the City of Brownsville Metro department. A written determination of eligibility will be made within 21 days following the application submission. If a decision on eligibility is not made within 21 days, the applicant is considered "conditionally eligible" and may use the ADA Paratransit Service starting on the 22nd day until a final determination is made.

More Information

 
Download an application (PDF) or the City of Brownsville (COB) Metro ADA Policies and Procedures (PDF)

You may also call us at 956-541-4881 for more information or to request an application.
 



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COMPLAINTS, COMMENDATIONS, & REASONABLE MODIFICATION REQUESTS

B-Metro is committed to providing you with safe and reliable transportation services.

Please provide us with a suggestion, compliment, complaint, commendation, or ADA reasonable modification in person or mail - La Plaza Multimodal 755 International Blvd.,  Brownsville, Texas 78520; or by phone - Customer Service 956-548-6050 or Information Desk 956-541-4881; or by email - Ms. Sylvia Cavazos, Administrative Specialist at scavazos@cob.us

B-Metro's Administrative Specialist will be responsible for dealing with complaints, commendations and reasonable modification request. Suggestions and compliments may be given to any member of the B-Metro Staff.

-  All complaints, commendations, and reasonable  
    modifications requests should be accompanied  
    with the following information:

  • Name, address and phone number (or person may remain anonymous).
  • The date and time of the incident.
  • Vehicle number (if applicable) and the dispatcher or driver name.
  • Description of the complaint, commendation, or suggestion; and please, provide us with much information as possible.    
Prior to taking action on an alleged serious infraction, you will be required to sign the statement and be willing to testify, if necessary, against the individual who allegedly committed the infraction.

B-Metro does respond to a riders need for reasonable modification even if the rider did not specifically use the term reasonable modificationin their request for service. B-Metro Operating Personnel can make reasonable modification determinations at the time of request.

B-Metro will deny any reasonable modification request if it is determined that granting the request will: 

  1. Fundamentally alter the nature of the B Metro’s transit service
  2. Create a direct threat to the health or safety of others
  3. Create an undue financial or administrative burden for B Metro 
  4.  Services or programs can be used without the request for modification

B-Metro staff will not be allowed to learn the identity of any person giving a complaint.

Patrons will not be allowed to learn what actions, if any, are taken against B-Metro employees as a result of a commendation or complaint.

Should a request be denied, B-Metro will to the maximum extent possible, take any other actions to ensure that the individual with a disability receives the services.

B-Metro will keep a log of all complaints of noncompliance with federal ADA regulations it receives on file for at least five (5) years.

Availability of Information

Information found on this website can be provided in an alternative format upon request. Please contact Customer Service at 956-548-6050 or email Ms. Sarah Dziubanek, Grants and Public Outreach Manager at sarah.dziubanek@cob.us

B-Metro will do its best to provide the requested alternative format within a reasonable time.

Discrimination Disclaimer

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the City of Brownsville-Brownsville Metro (B-Metro) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, age, or natural origin.