Ride Sun Metro to UTEP's final home game, park and ride locations announced

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 5:46pm

Parking at and near UTEP is at a premium, but football fans have an alternative! Sun Metro is offering six Park and Ride locations and direct bus service to the final UTEP home game.

The Miners will take on the Florida International Panthers at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Pick-up times will vary depending on location (see below).

Bus trips are $3 roundtrip—reduced fares and bus passes will NOT be accepted on the special routes. Children 5 and under ride free and must be accompanied by an adult.
Parking at most Sun Metro facilities is free, except at the Union Plaza Transit Terminal ($6 flat fee before 9 p.m.) and the Glory Road Transfer Center ($10 flat fee). Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Passengers are reminded to have exact change for the fare box. Drivers can provide change cards for bus-use only, but DO NOT have access to currency.

The drop-off sites will be around Memorial Gym, located on the north end of the Sun Bowl Stadium.

Return trips will begin at the end of the 3rd quarter. Fans will be picked up at the SAME location as the drop-off site for each of the routes.

IMPORTANT TIPS TO REMEMBER:

  • Bus service may be delayed before AND after the game due to traffic congestion
  • NO FOOD or DRINKS allowed on the buses
  • NO COOLERS or UMBRELLAS allowed in the Sun Bowl (see full list of prohibited items at www.tailgating.utep.edu)
  • NO TAILGATING allowed in any parking garages

For more information about Sun Metro, visit sunmetro.net or call (915)533-3333. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/sunmetro or follow us on Twitter @SunMetro.

DESIGNATED BUS ROUTES AND SCHEDULE FOR
MINERS VS PANTHERS (11.16.13)

UNION PLAZA TRANSIT TERMINAL
400 W. San Antonio
Parking: $6 per vehicle before 9 p.m. ($10 per vehicle after 9 p.m.)
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 204 Special
Departure time: 5 p.m.

MISSION VALLEY TRANSFER CENTER
9065 Alameda Ave.
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 3 Special (Bay B)
Departure time: 4:30 p.m.

WESTSIDE TRANSFER CENTER
7535 Remcon Cir.
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 18 Special (Bay D)
Departure time: 5 p.m.

NORTHEAST TRANSIT TERMINAL
9348 Dyer Dr.
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 42 Special (north side of terminal)
Departure time: 4:30 p.m.

EASTSIDE TRANSIT TERMINAL
1165 Sunmount Dr.
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 59 Special (boarding along Sunmount)
Departure time: 4:30 p.m.

EDGEMERE @ R.C. POE PARK AND RIDE
Edgemere near R.C. Poe (one block west of Rich Beem Blvd.)
Parking: Free
Cost: $3 round-trip fare
Route: 75 Special
Departure time: 4:30 p.m.

REMEMBER:

  • HAVE EXACT CHANGE FOR THE FARE BOX ($3 per person/round trip; ages 5 and under are free) 
  • Return trips will begin at the end of the 3rd quarter
  • Fans will be picked up at the SAME location as the drop-off site for each of the routes
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