An inter-city bus route– connecting one end of the Valley to the other– has officially launched.

Metroconnect began service on wednesday, operating routes from Edinburg to McAllen, McAllen to Brownsville and Brownsville to South Padre Island.

Ticket prices vary from $1 to $5 and offers air conditioning and free WiFi on board.

The route is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation.

The grant lasts for a year.