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Park+Ride with Sun Metro to UTEP-New Mexico State Game

Sun Metro’s Park+Ride service is the best way to get to and from the Sun Bowl stadium to watch UTEP Miner Football this season.

Parking at and near UTEP is at a premium, but football fans can roll past the parking logistics by parking at one of Sun Metro’s SIX Park+Ride lots and catch a direct route to the game. The Miners will kick off their home opener against the New Mexico State Aggies at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Park+Ride bus trips are $3 roundtrip. Children 5 and under ride free and must be accompanied by an adult.

Exact change for fare box is encouraged. Drivers can provide change cards for bus-use only, but DO NOT have access to currency. Reduced fares and bus passes will NOT be accepted on these special routes.

Departure times will vary depending on location (see below). The public is asked to arrive early. The drop-off sites will be around Memorial Gym, located on the north end of the Sun Bowl Stadium.

Fans will be picked up at the SAME location as the drop-off site for each of the routes. Return trips will begin at the end of the 3rd quarter.

Parking at all but two Sun Metro facilities is free. Parking fees at the Union Plaza Transit Terminal are $7 flat fee before 9 p.m. and there is a $10 flat fee for the Glory Road Transfer Center. Parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The public is reminded that the outside lanes along Oregon Street are bus-only lanes — parking is NOT allowed. Violators risk being towed.

DESIGNATED BUS ROUTES & SCHEDULE FOR UTEP-NM STATE SEASON OPENER
NOTE: Some of the Park+Ride lots have ONLY ONE DEPARTURE TIME. Please arrive early.

EASTSIDE TRANSIT TERMINAL  1165 Sunmount Dr.

Parking: Free
Cost: 
$3 round-trip fare
Route: 
59 Special (boarding along Sunmount)
Departure times: 4:30 & 5:00 pm

EDGEMERE @ R.C. POE PARK AND RIDE  Edgemere near R.C. Poe (one block west of Rich Beem)

Parking: Free
Cost: 
$3 round-trip fare
Route: 
75 Special
Departure times:
 4:30 & 5:00 pm

MISSION VALLEY TRANSFER CENTER  9065 Alameda Ave.

Parking: Free
Cost: 
$3 round-trip fare
Route: 
3 Special
Departure time: 
4:30 pm

 

NORTHEAST TRANSIT TERMINAL 9348 Dyer Dr.

Parking: Free
Cost: 
$3 round-trip fare
Route: 
42 Special (north side of terminal)
Departure time: 
4:30 pm

UNION PLAZA TRANSIT TERMINAL 400 W. San Antonio

Parking: $7 per vehicle before 9 p.m. ($10 per vehicle after 9 p.m.)
Cost: 
$3 round-trip fare
Route: 
205 Special
Departure times: 
4:30 & 5:00 pm

WESTSIDE TRANSFER CENTER 7535 Remcon Cir.

Parking: Free
Cost: 
$3 round-trip fare
Route:
 18 Special
Departure times: 
4:30 & 5:00 pm

IMPORTANT TIPS TO REMEMBER

  • Bus service may be delayed before AND after the game due to traffic congestion
  • HAVE EXACT CHANGE FOR THE FAREBOX ($3 per person; ages 5 and under are free)
  • Buses will pick up fans at the SAME location as the drop-off site near the Memorial Gym
  • NO FOOD, DRINKS or SMOKING allowed on the buses
  • NO TAILGATING allowed in any parking garages
  • NO COOLERS or UMBRELLAS allowed in the Sun Bowl (see full list of prohibited items at tailgating.utep.edu)

For more information about Sun Metro, visit sunmetro.net or call (915) 212-3333. Like us on Facebook atfacebook.com/sunmetro or follow us on Twitter @SunMetro.

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