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Friday, April 26, 2013 - 5:16pm
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — The City of El Paso Engineering & Construction Management Department is scheduled to begin construction for Sun Metro Brio’s Mesa Rapid Transit System (RTS) Corridor in mid May of this year.
The project consists of the construction of 22 bus stations along the Mesa corridor, extending from the Westside Transfer Center, 7535 Remcon, to the Downtown Transfer Center, 601 Santa Fe. 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
• Landscaping and pedestrian lighting
In an effort to share the project details with the public, the Engineering & Construction Management Department and Sun Metro will host two community meetings. The first will be at Mesita Elementary School (500 Alethea Park) Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m and the second will be at Morehead Middle School (5625 Confetti) Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m.
Sun Metro says RTS is a high-quality transit service that offers similar benefits to light rail transit, such as improved speed and reliability, but at a much lower implementation cost.