Sun Metro: Ride the bus to UTEP football games

KDBC
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 12:00pm

Parking at and near UTEP will be at a premium this year, but football fans have an alternative! Sun Metro is offering SIX Park and Ride locations and direct bus service to ALL 2013 UTEP HOME GAMES.
 

The season opener between the Miners and the UNM Lobos will kick off at 6 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013. Pick-up times will vary depending on location; however, most trips will take place at 4:30 p.m.
 

The public is reminded that the outside lanes along Oregon Street are bus-only lanes — parking is NOT allowed. Don’t risk being towed!
 

Bus trips are $3 roundtrip—reduced fares and bus passes will NOT be accepted on the special routes. Children 5 and under ride free and must be accompanied by an adult.
 

Parking at most Sun Metro facilities is free, except at the Union Plaza Transit Terminal ($5 flat fee before 9 p.m.) and the Glory Road Transfer Center ($10 flat fee). Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

This year Sun Metro is introducing a NEW Park and Ride location at Edgemere near R.C. Poe. The new Park and Ride location is ideal for El Pasoans who live near or east of Joe Battle Boulevard/Loop 375.
 

SEE COMPLETE LOCATIONS, ROUTES, TIMES AND COSTS BELOW OR ONLINE AT WWW.SUNMETRO.NET/FOOTBALL.
 

PASSENGERS ARE REMINDED TO HAVE EXACT CHANGE FOR THE FARE BOX. Drivers can provide change cards for bus-use only, but DO NOT have access to currency.
 

The drop-off sites will be around Memorial Gym, located on the north end of the Sun Bowl Stadium.
Return trips will begin at the end of the 3rd quarter. Fans will be picked up at the SAME location as the drop-off site for each of the routes.
 

IMPORTANT TIPS TO REMEMBER:
• Bus service may be delayed before AND after the game due to traffic congestion
• NO FOOD or DRINKS allowed on the buses
• NO COOLERS or UMBRELLAS allowed in the Sun Bowl (see full list of prohibited items at www.tailgating.utep.edu)
• NO TAILGATING allowed in any parking garages
For more information about Sun Metro, visit www.sunmetro.net or call (915)533-3333. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/sunmetro.

DESIGNATED BUS ROUTES AND SCHEDULE FOR
MINERS VS. LOBOS GAME (09.07.13)

UNION PLAZA TRANSIT TERMINAL
400 W. San Antonio
Parking: $5 per vehicle before 9 p.m. ($10 per vehicle after 9 p.m.)
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 204 Special
Pick-up times: 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

MISSION VALLEY TRANSFER CENTER
9065 Alameda Ave.
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 3 Special (Bay B)
Pick-up time: 4:30 p.m.

WESTSIDE TRANSFER CENTER
7535 Remcon Cir.
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 18 Special (Bay D)
Pick-up times: 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

NORTHEAST TRANSIT TERMINAL
9348 Dyer Dr.
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 42 Special (north side of terminal)
Pick-up time: 4:30 p.m.

EASTSIDE TRANSIT TERMINAL
1165 Sunmount Dr.
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 59 Special (boarding along Sunmount)
Pick-up times: 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

EDGEMERE @ R.C. POE PARK AND RIDE
Edgemere near R.C. Poe (one block west of Rich Beem Blvd.)
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 75 Special
Pick-up time: 4:30 p.m.

REMEMBER:
• HAVE EXACT CHANGE FOR THE FARE BOX
($3 per person/round trip; ages 5 and under are free)
• Return trips will begin at the end of the 3rd quarter
• Fans will be picked up at the SAME location as the drop-off site for each of the routes
 

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