April 12, 2010
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New Transit Center Opens in El Paso
Sun Metro in El Paso, TX, began service to the new, $5 million Al Jefferson Westside Transfer Center on March 28, with dedication ceremonies scheduled for April 8.
The agency named the new facility in memory of Albert (Al) Jefferson, a local community activist known for his ardent support of public transit, who died in January 2007 at the age of 71 after a long battle with cancer.
The new transfer center provides such amenities as free Wi-Fi, 170 park-and-ride spaces, an enclosed waiting area with refrigerated air conditioning and heating, real-time information displays to help riders time their trips, large shade canopies, an automatic teller machine, a change machine, and vending machines.
The facility also houses the newest public artwork in El Paso, created by sculptor and ceramicist Garry Price: ceramic mosaic clocks located on each of the transfer center’s towers, inspired by the city’s renowned sunshine.