Sun Metro Mass Transit System

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Founded 1987
Headquarters 700-A San Francisco, El Paso
Locale City of El Paso
Service type bus, paratransit
Routes 59
Stops 3,060
Hubs 6
Fleet 159
Annual ridership 12,513,964[1]
Operator City of El Paso
Website sunmetro.us

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).

Facilities[edit]

  • 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

Route list[edit]

  • 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

Fleet[edit]

Fleet descriptions[edit]

Active[edit]

Make/
Model
length Year Numbers
(Quantity Ordered)
Engine/
Transmission
Fuel Propulsion Notes
TMC
RTS-08 (T80-208)
40' 1990-91 9101-9179
(79 buses)
Diesel
TMC RTS-08 (T80-208) 40' 1993 9301-9302
(2 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 9.0L Two-Stroke
    • Allison V731
Diesel
Orion Bus Industries
V 05.501 CNG
40' 1994 9310-9327
(18 buses)
CNG
New Flyer
L40
40' 1995 9401-9435
(35 buses)
  • Cummins C8.3G
    • Allison HTB-748
LNG
New Flyer
C35LF
35' 2004 0401-0425
(25 buses)
  • Cummins-Westport ISL-G 8.9L
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50G 8.5L
    (see notes)
    • Allison B400R5 Gen-III
    • ZF Ecomat 2 6HP592C
CNG These buses were repowered with Cummins-Westport ISL-G 8.9L engines.
NABI
40-LFW
40' 2007 0601-0635
0680-0699
(55 buses)
  • Cummins ISL 8.9L
    • ZF Ecomat 2 6HP592C
    • Allison B400R6 Gen-IV
Diesel
NABI
40-LFW
40' 2008 0901-0940
(40 buses)
  • Cummins ISL 8.9L
    • Allison B400R6 Gen-IV
Diesel
NABI
35-LFW Gen-II
35' 2010 1001-1008
(8 buses)
  • Cummins ISL 8.9L
    • ZF Ecomat 4 6HP594C
Diesel

On order[edit]

Make/
Model
length Year Numbers
(Quantity Ordered)
Engine/
Transmission
Fuel Propulsion Notes
New Flyer
Xcelsior XN60
60' 2014 (13 buses) CNG Most of these uses will be used in Sun Metro's future BRIO BRT service.
New Flyer
Xcelsior XN40
40' 2014 (9 buses)
  • Cummins-Westport ISL-G 8.9L
    • Allison B400R6 Gen-V or ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B?
CNG

El Paso Trolley project[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3] 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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