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About the Mesa Corridor

  • Length: about 8.6 miles
  • Beginning of route: Downtown Transit Center
  • End of route: Westside Transit Center
  • Total number of buses: 10
  • Number of stations: 22

Mesa Station Locations

  • Franklin & Santa Fe
  • Oregon & Rio Grande
  • Oregon & Hague
  • Oregon & Glory Road
  • Mesa & Mesita/Sun Bowl
  • Mesa & Executive
  • Mesa & Montecillo
  • Mesa & Festival
  • Mesa & Balboa
  • Mesa & Camille
  • Mesa & Resler

Connecting Points

  • Downtown Transit Center: 1, 3, 4, 10, 14, 15, 21, 22, 24, 33, 34, 35, 36, 42, 50, 55, 59, 61, 62, 65, 66, 83, Streetcar
  • Oregon & Missouri: 1, 4, 10, 14, 15, 34, 35, 36, 50
  • Oregon & Rio Grande: 14, 15, 70
  • Oregon & Hague: 10, 14, 15, 70
  • Glory Rd. Transit Ctr: 10, 11, 14, 15, 70, 75
  • Mesa & Executive Ctr: 14, 15
  • Mesa & Festival: 13, 14, 15
  • Mesa & Balboa: 13, 14, 15
  • Mesa & Camille: 15
  • Mesa & Resler: 13, 15, 18
  • Westside Transit Center: 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, CR 10
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About the Alameda Corridor

  • Length: 14.5 miles
  • Beginning of route: Downtown Transit Center
  • End of route: Mission Valley Transit Center
  • Total number of buses: 14
  • Number of stations: 29

Alameda Station Locations

  • Magoffin & Campbell
  • Texas & Ange
  • Texas & Laurel
  • Five Points Transit Center
  • Alameda & Raynor
  • Alameda & Copia
  • Alameda & Raynolds
  • Alameda & Buena Vista
  • Alameda & Pendell
  • Alameda & Flicker
  • Alameda & George Orr
  • Alameda & Carolina
  • Alameda & Vocational
  • Alameda & Yarbrough
  • Alameda & Davis
  • Myrtle & Eucalyptus
  • Myrtle & Ange
  • San Antonio & Florence

Connecting Points

  • Downtown Transit Center: 1, 3, 4, 10, 14, 15, 24, 33, 34, 35, 36, 42, 50, 55, 59, 65, 66, 83, 205, 207, Streetcar
  • San Antonio Transit Terminal: 61, 62, 66
  • Five Points Transit Center: 25, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 41, 50, 207
  • Alameda & Jefferson High School: 21, 22, 25, 61, 62, 66
  • Alameda & George Orr: 62
  • Alameda & Carolina: 61, 62
  • Mission Valley Transit Center: 3, 7, 60, 62, 63, 67, 69, 80, 84, County Route 30, County Route 40, County Route 50
  • University Medical Center: 21, 22, 25, 61, 62, 66
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About the Dyer Corridor

  • Length: 11.4 miles
  • Beginning of route: Downtown Transit Center
  • End of route: Northeast Transit Center
  • Total number of buses: 10
  • Number of stations: 22

Dyer Station Locations

  • Campbell & San Antonio
  • Kansas & San Antonio
  • Montana & Ochoa
  • Montana & Cotton
  • Five Points Transit Center
  • Pershing & Copia
  • Dyer & Monroe/Van Buren
  • Dyer & Broaddus
  • Dyer & Ellerthorpe
  • Dyer & Hercules
  • Dyer & Hondo Pass
  • Northgate Transit Center

Connecting Points

  • Downtown Transit Center: 1, 3, 4, 10, 14, 15, 24, 33, 34, 36, 42, 50, 55, 59, 61, 65, 66, 83, 205, 206, Streetcar
  • Five Points Transit Center: 25, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 41, 50, 55, 206
  • NorthGate Transit Center: 7, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 80, PA 90
  • Dyer/Hercules: 41
  • Dyer/Broaddus: 32, 35, 36, 41
  • Kansas/San Antonio: Streetcar
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About the Montana Corridor

  • Length: 16.8 miles
  • Beginning of route: Five Points Terminal
  • End of route: Future Far East Side Transit Center
  • Total no. of buses: 14
  • Number of stations: 25
  • Total project cost: $47 million
  • FTA funding (anticipated): $29.5 million
  • TXDOT funding: $8 million
  • Operational: 2020

To board Brio you must be at a designated Brio station. Brio vehicles will ONLY stop at designated Brio stations. Fixed-route buses will NOT stop at Brio stations.

Regular, fixed-route bus stops are located near each Brio station to allow passengers to transfer onto Brio or the fixed route.

STEP ONE: PAY YOUR FARE

Buy a one-way trip, a day pass, a weekly pass or a monthly pass from the ticket vending machine located at all permanent Brio stations.

  • Brio Ticket Vending Machines accept cash and credit/debit cards.
  • 1-ride fare is valid for a single trip on Brio and valid as a transfer to a fixed route.
  • 1-ride fares purchased through the Ticket Vending Machine must be surrendered to the fixed-route driver upon boarding.
  • Brio also accepts passes and transfers from connecting fixed-route buses. Transfer restrictions still apply.

STEP TWO: BOARD BRIO

Board the Brio bus at any of the three doors.

  • If you are boarding with a bicycle you must board through the back door.
  • If you are using a wheelchair you must enter through the front door.
  • Be prepared to present your ticket or pass and the proper ID if using a reduced fare

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

To prevent fare evasion, Brio Ambassadors will be monitoring and requesting proof of payment during your trips on Brio. Please be prepared to show your ticket or pass along with a valid ID if you are paying a reduced fare.

  • Failure to show proof of payment will result in a verbal warning and require you to pay the fare at the Brio ticket vending machines.
  • Sun Metro will implement a graduating fare evasion policy that could include a verbal warning, written warning or transit fines.

STEP THREE: ENJOY THE RIDE

Use our free Wi-Fi on the bus, read a book, text with friends or just relax.

  • Let passengers exit first, before you board Brio.
  • Do not rush the doors; allow seniors and passengers with disabilities to board first.
  • Be a good citizen: Give up your seat to seniors and passengers with disabilities.

STEP ONE:

Select the type of fare you would like to purchase using the screen on the machine.

STEP TWO:

Insert cash, coins or use a debit/credit card.

STEP THREE:

Take your pass/change and prepare to board Brio.

REMEMBER: You must be prepared to show your fare and a valid ID—if using a reduced fare—to any Brio Ambassadors during your trips on Brio. Failure to show a valid pass may result in repercussions.

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Sun Metro loves our two-wheeled friends and we want to inform cyclists how to ride Brio with your bicycle:

STEP ONE:

Board with your bicycle through the back door.

STEP TWO:

Hook your front tire onto the top of the bike rack.

STEP THREE:

Place your rear tire in the slot and wrap the provided strap around the tire.

  • Bike racks are first-come, first-serve; so if the rack or the bus is full, please wait for the next bus.
  • You are responsible for securing and removing your bicycle.
  • Protect others from sharp edges on your bicycle.
  • Avoid blocking pedestrian traffic.
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What is a Rapid Transit System (RTS)?
Rapid Transit System (RTS), also known as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), is a high-quality transit service that offers similar benefits to light rail transit, such as improved speed and reliability, but at a much lower implementation cost.
How is RTS different from a bus?
Bus systems generally lack one or more of the key elements of effective RTS: pay-before-you-board stations, level boarding, and signal priority at intersections.
What other features will be included in Sun Metro’s RTS?
  • Frequent service (10-minute peak and 15-minute non-peak frequency Monday-Friday, 20-minute frequency Saturday)
  • Less frequent stops (locations of stops about one mile apart)
  • Branded vehicles and stations (uniquely painted buses and stations to easily identify service)
  • Amenities at stops (such as real-time bus schedules and free Wi-Fi)
  • Signal prioritization (buses will have the ability to lengthen green traffic signals)
  • Fare prepayment (save time by paying for your fare before boarding)
  • Local bus feeder network (circulators take passengers to RTS stations to reduce overall travel time)

Can I pay my fare with a credit card?
Yes! Sun Metro is currently working to ensure that all our ticket vending machines will be able to accept credit cards for payment of bus fare.
Will this replace my local bus and impact my bus stop?
No, the existing local bus system will remain about the same. Minor, if any, changes will be seen; however, we will notify our passengers of any service changes before they are made.
Will the regular fixed-route buses stop at the Brio stations?
No, the regular fixed-route buses will use the standard Sun Metro stops, which will be located near Brio stations to allow for easier accessibility to both transit services.
Will the Brio vehicle stop at fixed-route stops?
No, Brio vehicles will only board and de-board at Brio stations; unless there is a detour or safety issue that prevents the Brio vehicle from using the Brio station.
How many people can fit in these 60-foot articulated vehicles?
About 48 people can sit comfortably (with two wheelchairs) and another 24 or so can stand.
What areas/corridors will the Sun Metro RTS travel along?
El Pasoans experienced this innovative, faster and more effective transportation option in 2014 with the introduction of the Mesa corridor. Mesa Brio buses travel from the Downtown Transfer Center, along Santa Fe, Franklin, Oregon, Glory Road, and Mesa, ending at the Westside Transfer Center on Remcon.

The Alameda corridor service began in the summer of 2019. Alameda Brio buses travel from the Downtown Transfer Center, along Alameda road and includes service to the Five Points Transit Center and ends at the Mission Valley Transit Center.

The Dyer corridor service began in the summer of 2019. Dyer Brio buses travel from the Downtown Transit Center, along Dyer street and includes service to the Five Points Transit Center and ends at the Northgate Transit Center.

The Montana Brio, the fourth RTS corridor, is expected to be operational in 2022.
Free wifi Bend for better turning radius TV monitors for passenger information 3 interior bike racks AVL for real-time monitoring CNG powered 3 doors for faster ingress/egress 3 doors for faster ingress/egress 3 doors for faster ingress/egress 2 wheelchair positions

Passenger Information

  • Audio/visual destination and next stop information inside and outside vehicle
  • Integrated with vehicle’s intelligent transportation system
  • Displayed on two TV monitors
  • AVL for real-time monitoring

Capacity

  • Seating capacity: 48 seats
  • Standing capacity: 24
  • Wheelchair positions: 2
  • Bicycle racks: 3 interior

Specifications

  • Estimated cost: $790,000
  • Service life: 12 years/500,000 miles
  • Height: 11.25 ft
  • Width: 8.5 ft
  • Length: 60 ft
  • Platform: 10 in
  • Outside turning radius: 44 ft
  • Kneeling: Lower the vehicle during loading or unloading a maximum of 12 inches
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Fuel: CNG; 400 route mile capacity; fill-up in seven minutes

Wheelchair Accommodations

  • Ramp
  • Passive Backrest to allow passengers to manually fold down arm to stop wheelchairs from rotating into the aisle without coach operator support
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Each shelter offers the following amenities:
  • Free WiFi
  • Translucent panels for better lighting
  • Bike racks
  • Shade screens
  • Electronic real-time displays
  • Ticket Vending Machine (TVM)
  • Solar-powered compacting trash can
Each shelter will also display unique public artwork to enhance the beauty of the facility.
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