CCRMA Service Area

The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) serves the residents not only of Cameron County, but the entire Rio Grande Valley (RGV) region, as well as our sister cities of Matamoros and Reynosa.

Often referred to as “the Valley”, the RGV is located on the southernmost tip of Texas along the Texas-Mexico border and Gulf Coast.

With interlocal agreements with Counties, Cities and entities across the RGV, the CCRMA’s service area represents almost 4 million people between the RGV, out of town visitors, and our Mexican visitors.

One-of-a-Kind Blended Culture

The RGV has a very rare culture that many say is not found anywhere else. Its proximity to the Mexican border yields a beautiful blend of languages, food, traditions and history between Texas and Mexico.

Unique Environment for an Ecotourism Destination

With warm weather year-round, the RGV is home to over 90,000 acres of protected land, over 500 species of birds, 130 butterfly species and one of the only populations of ocelots in the U.S.1 The Valley is known for its world class birding, barrier island and beaches, and some of the most well-preserved nature centers, state parks and wildlife refuges.

1Data from the Cameron County Conservation Fund

Low Cost of Living

While the RGV’s population climbs, the cities in the surrounding area continue to offer its residents one of the most affordable living areas in Texas. The cost of living ranks among the lowest in the nation.

Borders & Beaches

A quick trip to Mexico is steps away for residents of the RGV. Many natives take day trips to the Mexican border towns of Matamoros, Progreso, Reynosa, Camargo, and Miguel Aleman in the state of Tamaulipas. With 300 annual days of sunshine, the beautiful beaches on South Padre Island attract millions of visitors year after year to the Valley.

6 Modes of Transportation

Transmission Lines

Interstates &
International Bridges

14 International Bridges (includes Cameron, Hidalgo, and Starr Counties)

  1. Veterans International Bridge at Los Tomates (Brownsville, TX – Matamoros, Tamaulipas)
  2. Gateway International Bridge (Brownsville, TX – Matamoros, Tamaulipas)
  3. B&M Bridge (Brownsville, TX – Matamoros, Tamaulipas)
  4. West Rail International Bridge (Brownsville, TX – Matamoros, Tamaulipas)
  5. Free Trade Bridge (Los Indios, TX – Lucio Blanco, Tamaulipas)
  6. Weslaco – Progreso International Bridge (Progreso, TX – Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas)
  7. Donna International Bridge (Donna, TX – Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas)
  8. Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge (Pharr, TX – Reynosa, Tamaulipas)
  1. McAllen – Hidalgo International Bridge (Hidalgo, TX – Reynosa, Tamaulipas)
  2. Anzalduas International Bridge (Mission, TX – Reynosa, Tamaulipas)
  3. Los Ebanos Ferry (Los Ebanos, TX – Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, Tamaulipas)
  4. Rio Grande City-Camargo Bridge (Rio Grande City, TX – Camargo, Tamaulipas)
  5. Roma-Ciudad Miguel Aleman Bridge (Roma, TX – Ciudad Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas)
  6. Lake Falcon Dam Crossing (Falcon Heights, TX – Ciudad Guerrero, Tamaulipas)

4 Interstates

  1. Interstate 2
  2. Interstate 69E
  3. Interstate 69C
  4. Interstate 169

Commercial Rail

Airports

6 Airports (plus Reynosa and Matamoros airports)

  1. Valley International Airport (Harlingen, TX)
  2. Brownsville-South Padre Island Airport (Brownsville, TX)
  3. McAllen-Miller International Airport (McAllen, TX)
  4. Port Isabel-Cameron County Airport (Los Fresnos, TX)
  5. South Texas International Airport (Edinburg, TX)
  6. Mid Valley Airport (Weslaco, TX)
  7. General Lucio Blanco International Airport (Reynosa, Tamaulipas)
  8. Matamoros International Airport (Matamoros, Tamaulipas)

SeaPorts

3 Seaports

  1. Port of Brownsville (Brownsville, TX)
  2. Port of Harlingen (Harlingen)
  3. Port or Port Isabel (Port Isabel, TX)

Space Travel

Space Port (Soon to come)

  • Space X 

Coastal Lands

  • Three Coastal Parks on South Padre Island, TX
  • Numerous beach accesses along South Padre Island, TX
  • One Park at the Arroyo Colorado (Fishing Destination)

Other Highlights

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)
  • UTRGV Medical School
  • Demographics (includes Cameron, Willacy, Hidalgo, and Starr Counties)
    • Population Estimate: 1,370,424 (as of July 1, 2017 from U.S. Census Bureau)
    • Average Travel Time to Work: 21.9 minutes (from U.S. Census Bureau)