June 9, 2014
Award scoring was based on a wide range of measurable criteria including adherence to company safety policies, as well as minimizing preventable accidents and on-board vehicle camera activity.
May 27, 2014
El Paso, Texas' Sun Metro showcased its new low-floor Brio vehicles from New Flyer, which will run on CNG, have three doors for faster boarding, free Wi-Fi, two TV monitors for passenger information, three interior bicycle racks, two wheelchair positions and signal prioritization.
March 11, 2014
Features of the new vehicles include low floors, an electric air conditioning system and a rear facing wheelchair securement option.
April 9, 2013
Five-year contract contains a firm order for 13 CNG 60-foot buses, and nine CNG 40-foot buses. Additionally, the contract includes four, one-year options for up to 108 60-foot CNG buses and up to 72 40-foot CNG buses.
February 19, 2013
Expects the addition of the shelters to help further improve passengers’ transit experiences. Recently, Sun Metro completed the addition or replacement of about 175 shelters.
September 17, 2012
The award is one of 27 nationwide and the only one in Texas chosen to share more than $59 million from the 2012 Clean Fuels Grant Program.
June 18, 2012
The new website contains more in-depth information about the services offered by Sun Metro and was created to be more user friendly.
May 16, 2012
The total estimated cost for both contracts is $43.4 million. The contracts are for five-year terms, with an option for two additional years.
April 2, 2012
The solar lighting system was created to provide illumination to poorly lit bus stops in the El Paso area. Thirteen solar lighting units have been installed across the city.
January 10, 2012
Includes procurement of 10 low-floor branded buses, construction of 12 new RTS stations and the installation of traffic signal priority at 42 intersections.
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