August 3, 2009
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6 DBE opportunities
Sun Metro Breaks Ground at Two Facilities
Sun Metro in El Paso, TX, broke ground in July for the future Glory Road Transfer Center and Parking Garage and the Mission Valley Transfer Center, both scheduled for completion in 2010.
The facilities each will contain enclosed waiting areas with real-time information displays, restroom facilities, water fountains, ticket vending machines, and other amenities including free Wi-Fi.
The new seven-story Glory Road facility, serving the University of Texas at El Paso and Kern Place, will include a parking garage with more than 440 spaces. The estimated budget for the center and garage is about $11 million, funded primarily through an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant.
The $4.4 million Mission Valley Transfer Center project includes restoration of the landmark Lowenstein building, which dates to 1873 and is being considered for the National Register of Historic Places. The city also is seeking the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Level certification for the new facility.
Earlier in the year, the city broke ground for two other Sun Metro facilities. The Downtown Transfer Center will open in the fall, and the Westside Transfer Center is scheduled for completion early next year.