El Paso Sun shines on rapid transitEl Paso Sun shines on rapid transithttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=70152013-06-20T12:09:00Z2013-06-20T00:00:00Z

EL PASO - A shovelful of dirt signaled construction of the new Sun Metro Brio Rapid Transit System at the Glory Road Transfer Center. 

The 8.6-mile Mesa route will run from the Downtown Transfer Center, 601 Santa Fe, to the Westside Transfer Center, 7535 Remcon, and have about 22 stops. The Mesa corridor is expected to open by summer 2014.

The Mesa corridor will cost about $27.1 million to complete. About $13.5 million comes from the Federal Transit Administration and about $6.1 million comes from the Texas Department of Transportation. The rest will be paid by the city.

The buses will have technology that allows green lights at intersections to remain green longer so the buses do not have to stop.

By the time the Mesa route opens, the second corridor, on Alameda Ave., will already be under construction.

The $35.5 million Alameda corridor will open in spring 2015 and is being paid for with money from the City of El Paso. It will run 14.5 miles, from Downtown to the Mission Valley Transfer Center.

El Paso Times
El Paso
Infrastructure & Transportation
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