Sun Metro - Reprioritized and Reprogram: Two-Phased Approach

During the first and second phase of the recommended plan of action, bus acquisition is given highest priority. Sun Metro is seeking approval from the Mass Transit Board, the Transportation Policy Board, and the Federal Transit Administration to reprogram Capital Improvement Program (CIP) funding. Sun Metro received the Mass Transit Board's approval during their March 27th meeting to reprioritize CIP funding. Sun Metro is looking to address the pressing service need by scheduling for an additional 20 new buses to be delivered by November.

Capital Improvement Projects: Budget prior to Reprioritization

Approved Budget Reprioritization Recommendations Recommended CIP Plan of Action-
Phase I (3 Years)
Phase II (3 Years) Fleet Conditions vs. Service Requirements BACK TO BASICS
Last summer, a management audit was conducted by Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) and McCollom Management Consulting (MCC) to determine opportunities for improving operational efficiency and effectiveness. In their findings they presented a Terminal/Hubs concept and identified that buses were key, concluding that Sun Metro must develop a long-range operational plan to determine a capital and bus replacement schedule.

The City of El Paso awarded a contractual agreement to First Transit, a leading provider of passenger transportation and management services, to address the operational deficiencies. As part of the operations plan, First Transit will conduct its first major analysis which entails: financial assessment, capital requirements assessment, personnel requirements, route performance, and regional assessment beyond existing transit service.