El Paseo - The Heartbeat of the Southwest Region

What Sets SWART Apart from Other Transit Authorities

At SWART, we pride ourselves on our flexibility and reliability. The people of Southwest Texas depend on us to provide them with safe and affordable transportation services, and we are more than happy to oblige.


Our goal is to provide safe, accessible, affordable, and seamless transportation services to enhance the quality of life and promote community and economic development in the Southwest region.    


We aim to be the model provider of transportation services in the Southwest region and to do so with integrity and dependability.


The Southwest Area Regional Transit District (SWART) has been a stand-alone transit system since June of 2012. As a political subdivision of the state of Texas, SWART is a Rural Transit District under the Texas Transportation Code, Title 6, Subtitle K, Chapter 456.

The agency serves the Middle Rio Grande Region of Texas, which includes the counties of Dimmit, Edwards, Kinney, La Salle, Maverick, Real, Uvalde, and Zavala. Some services are also provided in the county of Val Verde.

Also known as Southwest Transit, SWART has been providing rural public and medical transportation services since 1981.


To provide safe, reliable public transportation with integrity to guide mobility enhancements in support of our communities’ quality of life to benefit local economic development


Be the leader in quality public transportation in the Southwest Region.

An Award-Winning Transit District

 In 2017, SWART received the award for Excellence in Grant Management from the Federal Transit Administration. We look forward to further serving the people within our jurisdiction according to the same high standards we have been upholding for years.

Our Credentials

SWART is affiliated with several prominent transit organizations. These are:

  • American Public Transit Association
  • Community Transit Association of America
  • Southwest Transit Association
  • Texas Transit Association


We have transportation routes running through eight counties in the Middle Rio Grande region of Southwest Texas:

  • Dimmit
  • Edwards
  • Kinney
  • La Salle
  • Maverick
  • Real
  • Uvalde
  • Zavala

For more information on our routes, click here.

Contact Us

Are you interested in learning more about our organization and services? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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