Park+Ride to every UTEP football home game

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

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 ($7 per vehicle before 9pm; $10 per vehicle after 9pm and during special events) and the Glory Road Transfer Center ($10 flat fee per vehicle). Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

PASSENGERS ARE REMINDED TO HAVE EXACT CHANGE FOR THE FAREBOX. Drivers DO NOT have access to currency, but can provide change cards for bus-use only (change cards are not refundable).

The drop-off sites will be around Memorial Gym, located on the north end of the Sun Bowl Stadium.

Map of football drop-off and pick-up zones

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 tailgating.utep.edu)
  • NO TAILGATING allowed in any parking garages
  • HAVE EXACT CHANGE FOR THE FAREBOX
    ($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

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

Pick-up times are based on ridership and kick-off times. Please check back for any updates.

DESIGNATED BUS ROUTES

EASTSIDE TRANSFER CENTER
1165 Sunmount Dr. [map]
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 59 Special (boarding along Sunmount)
Departure times for 5 pm game: 3:30 & 4:00 pm
Departure times for 6 pm game: 4:30 & 5:00 pm
Departure times for 9 pm game: 7:30 & 8:00 pm

EDGEMERE @ R.C. POE PARK+RIDE
Edgemere near R.C. Poe (one block west of Rich Beem Blvd.) [map]
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 75 Special
Departure times for 5 pm game: 3:30 & 4:00 pm
Departure times for 6 pm game: 4:30 & 5:00 pm
Departure times for 9 pm game: 7:30 & 8:00 pm

MISSION VALLEY TRANSFER CENTER
9065 Alameda Ave. [map]
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 3 Special (Bay E)
Departure time for 5 pm game: 3:30 pm
Departure time for 6 pm game: 4:30 pm
Departure time for 9 pm game: 7:30 pm

NORTHEAST TRANSFER CENTER
9348 Dyer Dr. [map]
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 42 Special (north side of terminal)
Departure time for 5 pm game: 3:30 pm
Departure time for 6 pm game: 4:30 pm
Departure time for 9 pm game: 7:30 pm

UNION PLAZA TRANSIT TERMINAL
400 W. San Antonio [map]
Parking: $7/vehicle before 9pm; $10/vehicle after 9pm and during special events)
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 205 Special
Departure times for 5 pm game: 3:30 & 4:00 pm
Departure times for 6 pm game: 4:30 & 5:00 pm
Departure times for 9 pm game: 7:30 & 8:00 pm

WESTSIDE TRANSFER CENTER
7535 Remcon Cir. [map]
Parking: Free (within Sun Metro property)
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 18 Special
Departure times for 5 pm game: 3:30 & 4:00 pm
Departure times for 6 pm game: 4:30 & 5:00 pm
Departure times for 9 pm game: 7:30 & 8:00 pm