11/14/2016 4:09 PM
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Sun Metro Hosts Pre-Construction Community Meetings for Alameda Brio

El Paso, Texas – Sun Metro has scheduled two community meetings to share construction details for the Alameda Brio project. The meetings are scheduled for:

Wednesday, Nov 16 5:30 PM Jefferson High School (4700 Alameda Ave.)
Thursday, Nov 17 6:00 PM Ysleta High School (8600 Alameda Ave.)

The Alameda Brio will offer El Pasoans a high-quality rapid transit system, which will connect the Mission Valley to Central and Downtown El Paso. The total length of this $38.3 million dollar project will be approximately 14.5 miles, and will offer El Pasoans many of the benefits of improved speed and reliability that much larger cities provide through light rail transit systems, but the BRIO has the added advantage of having a much lower implementation cost. 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
Construction will begin in early 2017 and should be completed in 2018. The new system will have various amenities to include: uniquely branded 60-foot articulated buses in mixed traffic; a frequency of 10 minutes (peak service) to 15 minutes (off-peak service); have less frequent stops; branded and landscaped stations with improved pedestrian amenities and signal prioritization (shorten red or lengthen green traffic signals).
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