The Sun Metro Citizen’s Advisory Committee is giving the public another opportunity to submit nominations for the naming of the transfer center under construction in Northeast El Paso.
The transfer center being developed at the former Northgate shopping center site, at 9347 Diana, is part of a unique transit oriented development. The transfer center will anchor a public-private development known as Metro 31, which is a mixed use venture that will integrate the new transfer center and the Dyer Brio rapid transit corridor station with residential, retail and commercial office spaces.
The deadline to submit a nomination to name the new transfer center is February 16, 2017.
In order to nominate an individual, a nomination form must be submitted to Sun Metro Director Jay Banasiak along with 50 signatures of persons living within Sun Metro’s service area and a full biography of the individual.
Some of the nomination criteria include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The name must not duplicate that of other transfer centers.
- If the proposed name is that of a deceased person, the individual must have been deceased for at least one year, shall have been prominent in El Paso or elsewhere, and demonstrated continued commitment, preferably to public transit, locally, nationally or internationally.
- If the proposed name is that of a living person, the individual must be extremely prominent in El Paso or elsewhere and have made a worthy and extraordinary contribution, preferably to public transit, locally, nationally or internationally.
Nomination forms and a complete list of criteria for the nomination process are available at Sun Metro’s administrative offices, 10151 Montana, or online at www.sunmetro.net