Holiday travelers frustrated by overbooked buses
Tue, 24 Dec 2013 01:32:55 GMT —
It TMs a scramble at the Central Bus Station in McAllen.
Some travelers are patiently waiting to hop on a bus to spend the holidays with friends and family, while others are feeling the holiday blues.
I TMm a little bit frustrated but I TMm not a patient person to begin with, McAllen resident Juan Ojedo said.
What can you do?
Ojedo is one of the many hopeful travelers eager to get his hands on a one way ticket to Reynosa, Mexico.
My main goal is to get to my family in Mexico and spend good quality time there, he said.
Ojedo didn TMt buy his ticket in advance and now he TMs left wondering whether or not he will even make it home for the holidays.
Apparently the bus was supposed to be here at ten and so I can TMt purchase a ticket until it gets here, he said.
Getting home for the holidays isn TMt as easy as just buying a ticket and getting on a bus.
One woman bought her ticket in advance online, but unfortunately for her and many others; some of the buses at this station were oversold.
To meet the demand the company has added extra departures, said Josue Zamarron, Valley Transit.
Zamarron said this is the busiest time of the year for the station.
They (tickets) are selling our and I would advise passengers to buy their tickets in advance, he said.
Passengers who bought tickets online and found their bus was oversold are being pushed back to later departures.
Zamarron said he understands the frustration a lot of passengers experience this time of year, but station workers are doing their best to make sure your holiday travels go as smooth as a sleigh.
We are glad that they are using our services and that TMs what we are here for, he said. We give them our services with a happy smile.