I got to spend some time with County Judge Bob Hurley last week. The main topic was Cowboy Connect and the Alamo Regional Transit system. It provides scheduled services for Atascosa County’s Tri-City area of Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Poteet. Currently, there are about eight stops in Pleasanton and the route connects Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Poteet. There is a transfer stop at Pleasanton H-E-B. The transfer stop connects Pleasanton to Jourdanton and Poteet. So, you can get off of a bus from Jourdanton at H-E-B and get on another to get to Poteet and vice versa.
Stops in Pleasanton include City Hall, the library, the River Park, Coastal Bend College, HE B, Walmart, St. Andrew and the East Side Housing Authority. The Cowboy Connect is a scheduled service between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. The cost to ride is $1 or $0.50 for seniors over 60 and students. In addition, we have access to Alamo Regional Transit demand response services. It is kind of like Uber or Lyft. One way in town is $2, out-of-town in the same county is $6, one-way to one county over is $8 and two counties over is $12. You can set it up 90 days in advance, but no later than 24 hours before the trip. The number is 1-866-889-7433. The hours of operation are also 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. I’m sure you’ve seen the Cowboy Connect van around town, but most people I have talked to don’t really understand what the service provides.
It is my pleasure to showcase what the city and county provides. In addition to writing these articles, I will also be working with KSAQ in providing a weekly interview that will normally coincide with my Pleasanton Express articles. If you have been following these articles, you know I’m not a great writer. I’m a numbers guy. Talking for me is much easier than writing.
I hope the KSAQ spots will help promote the information in the Pleasanton Express articles. We don’t have definite dates and times for the spots, but we will keep you posted.
CLINTON POWELL is the Mayor of Pleasanton. You may E-mail him at mayor@ pleasantontx.gov.