Sun Metro Mass Transit System
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|Headquarters||700-A San Francisco, El Paso|
|Locale||City of El Paso|
|Service type||bus, paratransit|
|Operator||City of El Paso|
Sun Metro Mass Transit Department, simply known as Sun Metro, is the public transportation provider that serves El Paso, Texas. Consisting of buses and paratransit service, it is a department of the City of El Paso, and the agency also serves the rest of El Paso County and Sunland Park, New Mexico. The major hub is located at the Bert Williams Downtown Santa Fe Transfer Center in the surrounding block areas in Downtown El Paso.
Until 1987, Sun Metro was called Sun City Area Transit (SCAT).
- Bert Williams Downtown Santa Fe Transfer Center, 601 Santa Fe St.
- Al Jefferson Westside Transfer Center, 7535 Remcon Cir.
- Eastside Terminal, 1165 Sunmount Dr.
- Five Points Terminal, 2830 Montana Ave.
- Headquarters, 700-A San Francisco Ave.
- LIFT Facility, 5081 Fred Wilson Ave.
- Northgate Terminal, 9348 Dyer St.
- Union Plaza Transit Terminal, 400 W. San Antonio Ave.
- Mission Valley Transfer Center, 9065 Alameda Ave.
- Glory Road Transfer Center, 100 E. Glory Road
- 1 Downtown/Eastside Express
- 3 Downtown/Ysleta Express
- 4 Downtown/Union Plaza Circulator
- 7 Northeast/Lower Valley
- 9 Downtown/Golden Horseshoe Circulator
- 10 Sunset Heights/UTEP
- 11 Mesita via Kern Place
- 12 Doniphan Circulator
- 13 Coronado Hills Circulator
- 14 Westwind/Downtown
- 15 Mesa/Downtown
- 16 Upper Valley Circulator
- 17 Three Hills NW EPCC/Outlet Shoppes
- 18 Westside Express/Downtown
- 19 Resler Circulator
- 20 Sunland Park Circulator
- 21 Chelmont via Raynolds
- 22 Chelmont via Chelsea/Downtown
- 23 Paisano via Fox Plaza/Downtown
- 24 Delta via Second Ward
- 25 University Medical Center
- 30 Ft. Bliss via Pleasanton
- 31 Fort Bliss/Eastside Connector
- 32 Logan Heights via Piedras
- 33 Government Hill via Bassett Place
- 34 Medical Center via Cliff
- 35 Northgate via Dyer/Downtown
- 36 Beaumont via Highland
- 40 North Hills via Rushing
- 41 Northgate via Piedras
- 42 Northeast Connector
- 43 Montalvo Park via Dyer
- 44 Sean Haggerty via McCombs
- 45 Transmountain EPCC Circulator
- 46 Northeast Circulator/Rushing
- 50 Montana/Airport/Downtown
- 51 Edgemere
- 52 Pebble Hills
- 53 Montwood
- 55 Eastside Terminal/Downtown
- 58 Montana/Turner
- 59 Eastside Connector/Downtown
- 60 Zaragoza Bridge Circulator
- 61 Ysleta via Alameda/Downtown
- 62 Pasodale via Lakeside/Downtown
- 63 Loma Terrace via Zaragoza
- 65 Hacienda via Carolina/Downtown
- 66 Lancaster via North Loop/Downtown
- 67 Yarborough/Lee Trevino
- 69 George Dieter
- 70 University Express
- 71 Trawood
- 72 Vista del Sol
- 73 Pellicano
- 74 Rojas
- 75 Glory Road/RC Poe Express
- 83 NM Sunland Park via McNutt
- 84 EPCC Mission del Paso via Clint & Socorro
- 204 Glory Road./UMC Express
|TMC RTS-08 (T80-208)||40'||1993||9301-9302
|Orion Bus Industries
V 05.501 CNG
|CNG||These buses were repowered with Cummins-Westport ISL-G 8.9L engines.|
||CNG||Most of these uses will be used in Sun Metro's future BRIO BRT service.|
El Paso Trolley project
The El Paso Trolley is a $90 Million streetcar project slated to run 5.2 miles from Downtown El Paso to UTEP. On June 5, 2012 city council unveiled a new route creating a narrow loop for the future El Paso streetcar route which will use both Oregon and Stanton streets to connect Downtown and the UTEP area. The streetcars will travel north on Oregon Street, turn east at Glory Road/Baltimore, then south on Stanton Street. A downtown loop will travel east on Franklin Avenue, south on Kansas Street, west on Father Rahm, and north on Santa Fe Street. The El Paso City Council approved going forward with the project in July 2014.
City officials have expressed their desire to preserve the history of El Paso by refurbishing the old PCCs streetcars that once made their way through Downtown from 1949 to 1974. The estimated cost to restore one streetcar is between $1.6 million and $2.5 million, compared with a price of about $1.2 million for a new replica streetcar. The city has about eight old streetcars, which are being stored in a desert area at the El Paso International Airport.
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- "El Paso Development News: Council Chooses Streetcar Route". Elpasodevnews.com. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2015-02-21.
- Ramirez, Cindy (2014-07-22). "City Council moves forward on El Paso Streetcar Project". El Paso Times. Retrieved 2015-02-21.
- Flores, Aileen B. "El Paso City Council seeks to refurbish old trolleys for project". El Paso Times. Retrieved 2015-02-21.