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3/18/2010 Vol. , Issue 2 Contact Us
TRANSPORTATION

Sun Metro Hosts Grand Opening for Al Jefferson Westside Transfer Center
Sun Metro invites the public to join city and community leaders in commemorating the opening of the new Al Jefferson Westside Transfer Center, 7535 Remcon, at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 8.Sun Metro officials broke ground on the $5 million transfer center on May 28, 2009. The center will become operational on Sunday, March 28, 2010.

In late February, the El Paso City Council approved the naming of the Westside Transfer Center as the Al Jefferson Westside Transfer Center, after the late Albert "Al" Jefferson, a local community activist known for his ardent support of mass transit. The greatly respected Jefferson died in January 2007 at the age of 71 after a long battle with cancer.

Like the Bert Williams Downtown Santa Fe Transfer Center, the Al Jefferson Westside Transfer Center will feature a variety of amenities to enhance the Sun Metro rider's experience.

The Westside Transfer Center will feature free Wi-Fi, a Park and Ride option with more than 170 parking spaces, an enclosed waiting area with refrigerated air conditioning and heating, real-time information displays to help riders time their trips, large shade canopies, an ATM, a change machine and vending machines.

The City of El Paso also will recognize the addition of its newest public artwork, created by sculptor and ceramicist Garry Price. The two ceramic mosaic clocks located on each of the transfer centers towers are inspired by El Paso's renowned sunshine.

For more information about this and other capital improvements, visit www.elpasotexas.gov/sunmetro or call 533-3333.


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