Transportation

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
Island Transit, Galveston's Public Transportation System

Our mission is to provide high quality transportation services for Galveston and its visitors. Island Transit, the City of Galveston's Public Transportation System, has served the citizens of Galveston since the mid-1960's.  During 1991, the City replaced the fixed route transit buses, all of which are now ADA accessible.  The Island Transit service area covers 27 square miles servicing Galveston Island as well as Mainland patrons through Island Connect Mall of the Mainland and Victory Lakes services.

In 1998, the City revived the fixed rail trolley, serving Seawall Boulevard, 25th Street, and Downtown including the historic Strand District.  The trolley system was expanded in 1995 and 2003 to include areas of the Galveston Wharf and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Campus.  The Galveston Island Trolley service covers 6 miles serving as a connection between the Downtown District and the Seawall.  In 2008, Hurricane Ike severely damaged the trolleys causing the need to suspend the trolley service. On February 36th, 2015, City Council voted in favor of restoring the trolley service and as a component of this vote, an advisory committee will be formed so the restoration process may begin with its best foot forward.