Galveston Island and Campus
UTMB Health and the City of Galveston work together to offer transit
service to meet the needs of the university's Galveston-based employees,
students, visitors and patients.
UTMB employees, students and retirees
qualify for free rides by showing their UTMB identification cards.
Patients who show proof of scheduled appointments, who are being
admitted to a UTMB hospital, or making a pharmacy visit also ride at no cost.
Those who accompany these patients to offer assistance or children under
18 accompanied by a patient also ride for free. Fixed-route buses and
Dial-a-Ride (DART) services run Monday through Saturday from 6
a.m.-11:30 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
DART participants also ride for free. DART is a
curb-to-curb service for those persons who are unable, due to
disability, to use the regular fixed route service. DART services
require 24-hour notice. To obtain more information and an application
for DART service, call Island Transit at (409) 797-3909. Once an application is approved, a
passenger guide will be sent to you.
Island Transit Routes and Information
Island Transit Website
Mainland and Brazoria County
Connect Transit is a multi-faceted transportation program offered by the Gulf Coast Transit District. Gulf Coast Center runs Connect Transit, a range of transportation services in Galveston and Brazoria Counties, including fixed-route service, ADA Paratransit, and shared on-demand service.
Ridesharing and Taxi Services
Most of the clinics and other facilities in UTMB Health's service area are serviced by ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft, as well as traditional taxi cab and limo services.
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