Sun Metro is reactivating its express routes to connect students and passengers to El Paso Community College campuses, the University of Texas at El Paso and several transfer centers throughout the City.
The routes will start on August 22, 2016. They are:
Route 80 Northeast/Mission Valley Express will provide express service from: El Paso Community College (EPCC) Trans Mountain campus; Northgate Transfer Center, 9347 Dyer; Eastside Transfer Center, 1165 Sunmount; EPCC Valle Verde campus; and Mission Valley Transfer Center, 9065 Alameda.
Route 70 University Express travels from the Eastside Transfer Center, 1165 Sunmount, to the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and El Paso Community College (EPCC) Rio Grande campus.
Both routes will operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters. Route 70 will offer service every 30 minutes during peak hours (6-10 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.) and every hour during non-peak hours. Route 80 will operate during peak hours ONLY (6-10 a.m. and 2-6 p.m.) and will offer service every hour.
With a valid student ID, UTEP and EPCC students can take advantage of Sun Metro’s reduced student fare ($1 per one-way trip). Students looking to save even more money and be environmentally conscious can purchase a weekly pass ($7) or a monthly pass ($30) that is good for an unlimited number of bus trips during the life of the pass.
Monthly passes may be purchased at the Eastside Transfer Center, Downtown Transfer Center, Five Points Transfer Center, Transit Operations Center, any of the city’s public libraries or by mail. Weekly passes may be purchased on any Sun Metro fixed-route bus traveling within the city limits.
Pre-paid passes can be used on any fixed-route bus except Route 83.