11/30/2016 1:43 PM
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Mayor Oscar Leeser and City Representatives Emma Acosta, Lily Limón, Cortney Niland, Claudia Ordaz and Jim Tolbert in conjunction with Sun Metro Host Groundbreaking Ceremony for Alameda Brio

WHO:
The Offices of Mayor Oscar Leeser and City Representatives Emma Acosta, District 3; Lily Limón, District 7; Cortney Niland, District 8; Claudia Ordaz, District 6; and Jim Tolbert, District 2, in conjunction with Sun Metro
WHAT:
Alameda Brio Groundbreaking Ceremony
WHEN:
11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
WHERE:
Ceremony will commence at the Jefferson High School parking lot, at 4700 Alameda Ave., and will include a bus ride along the Alameda Brio corridor to the Mission Valley Transfer Center, at 9065 Alameda, for the conclusion of groundbreaking ceremonial activities and a reception.
WHY:

Construction will soon begin on the Alameda Brio which 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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Media Contact: Tammy Fonce
Lead Public Affairs Coordinator
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