Job Express is designed to support those transitioning from welfare to work by providing transportation to job training, education, employment and child care destinations. This service is responsive to requests for late night and flexible shift transportation. Eligible clients can use Job Express whenever they need to get to school, work, job training or employment interviews. Job Express will even assist in getting children to school or daycare so clients can get to work or school on time.
Job Express is a partnership between Sun Metro and the El Paso Transportation Alliance.
Funding for the project is provided by grants from the Federal Transportation Administration and the El Paso Empowerment Zone. Additional support is provided by the Housing Authority of El Paso, the Opportunity Coalition for the Homeless and the Upper Rio Grande Workforce Development board.
The mission of the Transportation Alliance is to support the efforts of those trying to move from welfare to work by eliminating the barrier of transportation.
Members of the El Paso Transportation Alliance
YWCA, Project Vida, Project Bravo, Project Arriba, Salvation Army, La Mujer Obrera, Empower to Earn, Casey Family Programs, Upper Rio Grande@Work, Housing Authority of El Paso, El Paso Community College, El Paso Empowerment Zone, Christian Women’s Job Corp, Texas Dept of Human Services, Center for Employment Training, Dept. of Economic Development, Texas Workforce Center of El Paso, Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc., El Paso Black Chamber of Commerce, Opportunity Coalition for the Homeless, Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization, Dept. of Community and Human Development
Who is eligible for Job Express?
To establish eligibility, contact an area agency and request a referral for Job Express.
Persons living or working within the Sun Metro service area and registered with a welfare-to-work program (e.g. TANF or Choices) or receive services from an area social service agency or employment center (e.g. Upper Rio Grande@Work, YWCA, Texas Works, Housing Authority of El Paso) may be eligible.
How do I use Job Express?
If you are interested in Job Express you must visit your nearest employment or social service agency and request Job Express service. They will assist you in filling out and submitting your intake form and service request.
All trip scheduling is done on a first- come-first-served basis, and reservations need to be made no less than 48 hours prior to your trip.
A driver will arrive in a Job Express van at the designated time and location to take you to your education or employment destination.
Employers and service providers seeking transportation options for employees or clients should contact the project coordinator at 915.212.0100.