Sun Metro to Launch University Express
Sun Metro will launch "University Express - Route 70" August 14, 2006 from the Eastside Transit Terminal to University Drive. Route 70 is an express route designed to address parking and traffic congestion in the central Medical Center, El Paso Community College Rio Grande Campus and University of Texas at El Paso areas.
University Express will operate Monday through Friday from 6:45 am - 9:45 pm. The first unit will depart the Eastside Transit Terminal located at 1165 Sunmount (behind Cielo Vista Mall) at 6:45 am and pull-in to the Terminal at 9:45 pm. The bus will service four stops along the route at the following locations (both inbound and outbound): Arizona and Oregon (Rio Grande Community College Campus); Oregon and Hague (Las Palmas Medical Center); Oregon in front of Providence Hospital; and Oregon and University (UTEP).
Funding for this route is paid in part by a grant from CMAQ -Congestion Mitigation Air Quality. This route offers the community a unique opportunity to park-and-ride from the Eastside across town every 30 minutes with limited stops. Parking at the Terminal is provided free of charge to passengers in a secure, lighted area. The cost to ride the University Express is as follows: