9/7/2017 9:41 AM
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Park+Ride with Sun Metro to UTEP-Rice Game

El PASO, Texas – Sun Metro’s Park+Ride service is the best way to get to and from the Sun Bowl stadium to watch UTEP Miner Football this season.
 
Visit one of Sun Metro’s six Park+Ride lots and catching a ride to the game. The service starts on Saturday, September 9, 2017, when the Miners take on the Rice Owls at 6:00 p.m. Park+Ride bus trips are $3 roundtrip. Children 5 and under ride free and must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Departure times will vary depending on location. The public is asked to arrive early and carry exact change for fare box. Drivers can provide change cards for bus-use only, but DO NOT have access to currency. Reduced fares and bus passes will NOT be accepted on these special routes.
 
The drop-off sites will be located near Memorial Gym on the north end of the Sun Bowl stadium. Fans will be picked up at the SAME location where they were dropped off. There will ONLY be two return trips — two hours after kick-off and at the end of the game.
 
Parking at all Sun Metro facilities is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking is free, except at the Union Plaza Transit Terminal and Glory Road Transfer Center. If traveling to the Glory Transfer Center, the public is reminded that the outside lanes along Oregon Street are bus-only lanes — parking is NOT allowed. Violators risk being towed.
 
DESIGNATED BUS ROUTES & SCHEDULE FOR UTEP-RICE GAME
NOTE: Some of the Park+Ride lots have ONLY ONE DEPARTURE TIME. Please arrive early.
 
EASTSIDE TRANSFER CENTER
1165 Sunmount Dr.
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 59 Special (boarding along Sunmount)
Departure times: 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Return times: 8:00 p.m. and end of game
 
EDGEMERE @ R.C. POE PARK+RIDE
Edgemere near R.C. Poe (one block west of Rich Beem Blvd.)
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 75 Special
Departure time: 4:30 p.m.
Return times: 8:00 p.m. and end of game
 
MISSION VALLEY TRANSFER CENTER
9065 Alameda Ave.
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 3 Special (Bay E)
Departure time: 4:30 p.m.
Return times: 8:00 p.m. and end of game

NORTHGATE TRANSFER CENTER
9348 Dyer Dr.
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 42 Special (north side of terminal)
Departure time: 4:30 p.m.
Return times: 8:00 p.m. and end of game
 
UNION PLAZA TRANSIT TERMINAL
400 W. San Antonio
Parking: $7 per vehicle before 9:00 p.m. and $10 per vehicle after 9:00 p.m. 
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 205 Special
Departure times: 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Return times: 8:00 p.m. and end of game
 
WESTSIDE TRANSFER CENTER
7535 Remcon Cir.
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 18 Special 
Departure time: 5:00 p.m.
Return times: 8:00 p.m. and end of game
 
IMPORTANT TIPS TO REMEMBER

  • Bus service may be delayed before AND after the game due to traffic congestion
  • HAVE EXACT CHANGE FOR THE FAREBOX ($3 per person; ages 5 and under are free)
  • Buses will pick up fans at the SAME location as the drop-off site near the Memorial Gym
  • NO FOOD, DRINKS or SMOKING allowed on the buses
  • NO TAILGATING allowed in any parking garages
  • NO COOLERS or UMBRELLAS allowed in Sun Bowl (full list of prohibited items at tailgating.utep.edu)
For more information, call 915.212.3333. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/sunmetro or follow us on Twitter @SunMetro.
 
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Media Contact: Tammy Fonce
Lead Public Affairs Coordinator
(915) 212-1201

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