• January 25, 2022

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Sun Metro Hosts Public Meetings for New Service Modifications

Sun Metro invites the public to two community meetings to learn more about changes to be implemented this fall to better meet the demand for ridership. The service modifications will take effect on Sunday, November 21, 2021. “The modifications focus on realigning underutilized routes, eliminating duplication of service, and expanding service into neighborhoods where we […]Read More

Sun Metro is hiring; Public invited to Job Fair on

Careers in public transit are waiting for job seekers who attend Sun Metro’s Job Fair coming up next week. The fair is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, September 9, 2021, at the Transit Operations Center (TOC), 10151 Montana Avenue. “We encourage anyone looking to start a profession, change careers, or […]Read More

Op-Ed: Sun Metro – Go Electric with $48M in COVID

Sun Metro’s plan for the use of almost $48M in COVID stimulus to purchase methane gas fueled buses and the associated infrastructure is shortsighted. A movement toward electric buses would improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions, and better position El Paso for funding connected to Biden’s American Jobs Plan and a potential Green New Deal. […]Read More

Sun Metro to host series of Virtual Town Halls for

On Wednesday, officials with Sun Metro announced that they will host four virtual town halls to capture feedback from passengers and the general public on proposed modifications to bus fares. “We encourage the community to participate in these town halls because this is the first time in years that Sun Metro is looking at making […]Read More

Sun Metro offering Free Rides to COVID-19 Vaccine Sites

Starting Monday, March 8, 2021, Sun Metro officials announced that they will offer free transportation for people traveling to get their COVID-19 vaccine shot. “Offering free rides supports the City’s goals of getting all El Pasoans vaccinated as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Getting to COVID-19 vaccination sites should be easily accessible through public […]Read More

Sun Metro awarded Federal Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Grant

Tuesday afternoon, officials with Sun Metro announced  that the transit system is the recipient of a $225,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as part of its Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Program.   “We are extremely grateful to the FTA for this award. The funding is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic in supporting our innovative […]Read More

Sun Metro to suspend operations on Thanksgiving Day, Sundays to

Wednesday morning, Sun Metro officials announced that to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and encourage the community to stay home, Sun Metro will temporarily suspend operations including LIFT services on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020, and on all Sundays starting December 6, 2020. “While we recognize the importance of public transit this service change […]Read More

Sun Metro to host Virtual Public Meetings on ‘Full Service

Ahead of an expected return to full service on August 2nd, officials with Sun Metro are holding virtual meetings for the public to learn about the operations and guidelines. “Sun Metro will bring back weekday and weekend schedules for fixed and Brio routes along with standard fare rates as part of its pandemic recovery plan,” […]Read More

City of El Paso appoints new director for Sun Metro

City of El Paso officials announced that, effective Monday, April 20th, longtime Director of Environmental Services Ellen Smyth had been appointed to oversee Sun Metro.  “Ellen Smyth is a proven leader who transformed the Environmental Services Department, a department struggling to stay afloat and facing a multi-million deficit, into a high-performing organization considered a leader […]Read More

City of El Paso, Sun Metro awarded $28.22 million Federal

On Friday, officials with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $28.22 million grant award for the City of El Paso’s Montana Rapid Transit System Corridor Project. “I am so pleased to share that El Paso is the recipient of a major federal funding award,” Mayor Dee Margo said. “This multi-million dollar FTA grant will […]Read More