Beat the Heat with Sun Metro
EL PASO, Texas — With temperatures expected to be in the triple digits over the next few days, Sun Metro would like remind El Paso’s residents who are struggling to stay cool to step on board our air-conditioned buses and take a cool trip to any popular, air-conditioned destination such as a shopping center, movie theater, recreation center, library or museum.
While people of all ages are sensitive to extreme temperatures, our elderly population is more prone to heat-related illnesses. Air conditioning is the best safeguard, but seniors looking to save money on their utilities or living without air conditioning can ride Sun Metro to refrigerated buildings.
Seniors can ride any regular (fixed-route) bus for just 30 cents per trip with a valid Sun Metro ID card. Sun Metro IDs are free and can be obtained at our Downtown Transfer Center (601 Santa Fe), East Side Transfer Center (1165 Sunmount), Five Points Transfer Center (2830 Montana Ave.) or the Transit Operation Center (10151 Montana).
Active seniors looking to travel daily can save more money by purchasing a weekly pass for $2.50 or a monthly pass for $10. The passes are good for an unlimited number of bus trips for the life of the pass and can be used on any regular routes, except Route 83. Reduced fares are also available for people with disabilities, students and military.
Weekly passes can be purchased on any regular bus and at a Sun Metro ticket vending machine located at the Downtown Transfer Center, East Side Transfer Center, Five Points Transfer Center, Westside Transfer Center (7535 Remcon), Mission Valley Transfer Center (9065 Alameda), and Glory Road Transfer Center (100 E. Glory Road).
Monthly passes can be purchased at any public library, Sun Metro ticket vending machine, or at any of Sun Metro ticket office.
Sun Metro would also like to remind all of its passengers to drink plenty of water and to protect their skin by wearing sun block, hats and/or using an umbrella.
Media Contact: Tammy Fonce
Lead Public Affairs Coordinator