Weslaco is centrally located along Expressway 83 in the Rio Grande Valley, a convenient location for traveling on business or pleasure. Discover the easy accessibility to surrounding cities such as McAllen and Harlingen only 20 minutes away.
Nearby airports and bus stations make travelling to Weslaco well worth the trip. Not to mention the Weslaco-Progreso International Bridge that leads to Mexico including Nuevo Progreso, a friendly border town.
The Weslaco Mid Valley Airport caters to corporate business. It provides a 5,000 foot lighted runway, two instrument approaches, NexWos, WSI, limousine service, 24 hour self serve fuel station, on-site maintenance, customer and pilot lounges, and nearby rental car service.
The Weslaco Mid Valley Airport is located on 235 acres of land and adjacent to the City of Weslaco's Industrial Park. Approximately 175 acres of land within the airport are designated Foreign Trade Zone and provide for in-bond activities for manufacturing and/or warehouse operations. Freight requirements for companies in the Valley and Mexico can be expedited through the use of the Weslaco Mid Valley Airport.
The Weslaco Mid Valley Airport now features an onsite customs inspection, which allows for personal and charter flights. On-site inspections are available Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 956-969-0291 for more information.
Two valley airports accommodate passenger flights. The McAllen Miller International Airport is located 17 miles west of Weslaco, and the Valley International Airport in Harlingen is located 17 miles east of Weslaco, both airports approximately 20 minutes away.
Valley Transit (VTC) is a full-service bus company serving South Central Texas and Northern Mexico with more than 50 daily schedules, as well as connections for nationwide travel with Greyhound Lines, Inc. The backbone route is one that runs through the Rio Grande Valley from Mission to Harlingen and Brownsville with daily service approximately every hour during the day.
Visit the Greyhound Lines website for the latest fares and schedules, and to purchase advance tickets. Advance tickets or tickets for the next available bus can also be purchased at any of the 60 Travel Centers operated by Valley Transit.
The Weslaco Valley Transit and Greyhound Bus Station is located at the Stripes convenient store, 1919 W. Business 83. For additional information, call 956-969-2175.
An alternative for the local business traveler is the Rio Metro Career Link provided by the Rio Metro Transportation System. This bus route is open to the general public and operates Monday thru Saturday, 6 am to 7 pm. All buses are wheelchair accessible.
The Rio Metro Career Link runs along the 4 major corridors of Hidalgo County (Business 83, FM 107, and FM 491) and through all the major cities in the county, including Weslaco. The following fees apply: Adults $2.50; Elderly (60+), persons with disabilities, Medicare, Students, and Veterans $1.25; Transfers and Children under 7 accompanied by an Adult FREE.
For more information, call (956) 969-5761 or visit the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council website.
The Weslaco-Progreso International Bridge is an accessible bridge crossing with close proximity to Weslaco, Texas. The bridge is open 24 hours and is 10 miles south from the city of Weslaco. Travelers enjoy crossing into Mexico to visit Nuevo Progreso, a friendly border town with 6 blocks of sidewalk shops and restaurants.
Travelers can choose to use the broad covered walkways on each side of the bridge and walk across, or use four lanes of traffic that allow cars to travel in either direction.
Current travel regulations require travelers to present a driverís license and birth certificate OR a U.S. Passport to enter the United States when crossing the Weslaco-Progreso International Bridge.
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SOURCE: Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development, http://texascenter.tamiu.edu.