Courtesy: Sun Metro
El Paso commuters who travel along Piedras Street near Tularosa Avenue to the Robert E. McKee Five Points Transfer Center will see construction crews for Sun Metro’s Dyer Brio RTS (Rapid Transit System) beginning March 13, 2017.
Starting today through approximately April 3, 2017 crews will be constructing three out of 20 Brio bus stations for the Dyer corridor. The Dyer Brio construction should be completed in mid-2018. The Dyer Corridor is the third of four RTS corridors (Mesa, Alameda, Dyer, and Montana) serving various parts of the city.
Sun Metro staff will monitor the affected area to assist passengers.
IMPACTED SUN METRO SERVICE
- The cross streets Tularosa near Piedras (Entrance to the Five Points Transfer Center)
- The cross streets Kansas near San Antonio (Inbound route heading south)
- The cross streets Campbell near Myrtle (Outbound route heading north)
Sun Metro’s Dyer Brio service will offer El Pasoans a high-quality RTS, which will connect the future Northgate Transfer Center to the Downtown Transfer Center. This $35.9 million dollar project will be approximately 11.4 miles in length, and will offer El Pasoans improved speed and reliability that much larger cities provide through light rail transit systems. Brio has the added advantage of lower implementation cost. Station amenities will feature:
- Bus shelters (providing wind and sun protection)
- Installation of a raised platform (providing near-level boarding)
- Pre-paid automatic ticket vending
- Benches, leaning rails, bike racks and trash cans
- Sidewalk improvements to ADA compliance
- Landscaping and pedestrian lighting
The new service will have various amenities to include: uniquely branded 60-foot articulated buses; a frequency of 10 minutes (peak service) to 15 minutes (off-peak service); have less frequent stops; branded and landscaped stations with improved pedestrian amenities and signal prioritization (lengthen green traffic signals).