Brownsville is the 16th largest city in the entire state of Texas, and it houses a population of 180,097, as of the 2010 census. The greater metropolitan area has an even larger population, at 415,557 people. Brownsville has one of the largest metropolitan areas on the United States-Mexico border. It’s location on the southernmost tip of Texas makes it a unique place for the mix of American and Mexican culture, and it’s no secret that the Brownsville area is growing faster than most cities in the United States.
Brownsville has multiple options for transportation. The Brownsville Urban System, known to the locals as BUS, has 14 different buses which cover 11 different routes throughout the city. Most of the city residents use the busing system to get around. There are always major highways and bridges in the region, including US Routes 77, 83, and 281, along with the Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge, and the Gateway International Bridge.