The Commuter Rail District was created by the Hidalgo County Commissioners’ Court under the authority granted to counties along the Texas-Mexico border by the 80th Texas Legislature. The district was created to provide an alternative transportation mode for Hidalgo County residents. Hidalgo County is currently the seventh most populous county in the State of Texas, and one of the fastest growing areas in the nation.
The Hidalgo County Commuter Rail District is committed to create and maintain a modern self supporting commuter transportation system that connects the important economic, educational, medical and entertainment venues of Hidalgo County, including metro and rural areas, at a low cost to the residents and visitors of the greater region of the Rio Grande Valley.
The Hidalgo County Commuter Rail District will generate economic development along its path and provide an alternative mode of travel for the residents and visitors of the greater region of the Rio Grande Valley through efficient scheduling and services. The system will comprise modern green energy trains and interconnect convenient feeder bus lines for riders connecting to each of the cities’ educational, business, medical and entertainment venues, for metropolitan and rural areas, located in Hidalgo County.