7/20/2018 8:53 AM
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Beat the Summer Heat with Sun Metro

EL PASO, Texas – With record-breaking heat this summer, it can be difficult to “beat the heat” when planning your transportation for the week. Sun Metro would like to remind El Paso residents who are struggling to stay cool to step on board a bus and take a cool trip to their destination.
 
Older adults are sensitive to extreme temperatures and are particularly prone to heat-related illnesses. Seniors can ride Sun Metro air-conditioned buses as a safeguard to their destination.
 
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 Transit Center (601 Santa Fe), East Side Transit Center (1165 Sunmount), or the Transit Operation Center (10151 Montana).
 
Active seniors looking to travel daily can save 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 County Route 83. Reduced fares are also available for people with disabilities, students and military.
 
Weekly passes can be purchased at any senior center, regular bus, and at a Sun Metro ticket vending machine located at the Downtown Transit Center (601 Santa Fe), Westside Transit Center (7535 Remcon), Mission Valley Transit Center (9065 Alameda), and Glory Road Transit Center (100 E. Glory Road).
 
Monthly passes can be purchased at a Sun Metro ticket vending machine, or at a Sun Metro ticket office located at the Eastside Transit Center (1165 Sunmount), Downtown Transit Center (601 Santa Fe), Five Points Transit Center (2830 Montana), and our new Transit Center at Northgate (9348 Dyer).
 
Plan your trip planning out your commute in advance will help you save time and reduce the time out in the heat while waiting for your ride. Travel off-peak when possible by taking morning or evening commutes outside of the highest temperature times of the day to avoid midday sun exposure (and beat the traffic at the same time.)
 

For more information about Sun Metro, 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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