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6/24/2010 Vol. , Issue 5 Contact Us
TRANSPORTATION

Sun Metro Enhances Buses


Sun Metro is giving its fleet of regular (fixed-route) buses a makeover by repainting them with a fresh, modern paint scheme.

Currently, two buses with the new design are rolling across the city driving passengers in a bright, stylish ride.

The painting is performed in-house as part of routine mid-life (6 year) repainting process and is expected to cost about $8,000 per bus. Sun Metro continuously repaints one bus every 4 to 6 weeks.

"We created a new look that people will notice as it rolls by, but more importantly the public will realize we're not the same old public transit system of the past," said Jay Banasiak, Sun Metro director.  "We wanted the paint scheme to evoke a sharp, clean and modern look; I think we achieved that."

The new look is part of an ongoing endeavor by the Mass Transit Department to make riding public transit a viable, accessible and attractive option for El Paso commuters.

The paint scheme highlights Sun Metro's new sleek logo that is gradually making itself known. The new logo can be seen on coach operators' uniforms, the new transfer centers and soon throughout the entire community.

The new design will serve to promote Sun Metro and encourage the community to do their part to make El Paso the least car-dependent city in the Southwest.




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