Client City of El Paso

Brio Rapid Transit System

El Paso, TX

LAN prepared conceptual engineering, preliminary engineering, final design, and provided construction phase services for Sun Metro Transit’s first higher capacity form of transit.

The Mesa Corridor, opened in October 2014, is an 8.6 mile, $27.1 million corridor that provided enhanced transit services within existing roadway right-of-way beginning at the Downtown Transfer Center and ending at the Westside Transfer Center. The project budget includes funding from FTA totaling $13.5 million and TxDOT totaling $6.1 million.

For the Alameda Corridor, LAN prepared conceptual engineering, preliminary engineering, final design, and construction phase services for the 14.5 mile, $35.5 million project. The portion of the new BRT system provides enhanced transit services within existing roadway right-of-way beginning at the Downtown Transfer Center Five Points Terminal, and ending at the Mission Valley Transfer Center. The project was 100% locally funded.

The BRT project goals required design and construction of facilities to improve transit service by making “all reasonable cost-effective transit improvements without a major capital investment in new infrastructure.” LAN met these goals by developing designs for construction of transportation system management improvements including transit priority signalization; branded transit stations; real-time schedule information; on-platform automated ticket vending and fare collection; improving sidewalk connectivity; pedestrian illumination; landscaping; and new branded transit vehicles.

At a glance

Alameda Corridor

29 BRT Station constructed curbside at 15 intersections

10 minute peak service, 15 minute off-peak service

Projected opening Summer 2016

100% locally funded project

CNG-fueled buses help to reduce emissions and pollution

Mesa Corriodor

22 BRT Station constructed curbside at 11 intersections

10 minute peak service, 15 minute off-peak service

Funded by City of El Paso, TxDOT and FTA

First operation rapid transit corridor in El Paso

Monthly ridership of 60,000

Features

Operated by Sun Metro and complements the existing fixed route servic

CNG-fueled buses help to reduce emissions and pollution

Exceeded average daily projected ridership within first 11 days of service

Montecillo mixed-use development is utilizing adjacent Brio stops as anchors for development

Services

Design

Structural Engineering

Transportation Services

“We have dedicated nearly six years to analyzing, designing and building what we believe will revolutionize public transportation in our community,” said Sun Metro Director Jay Banasiak. “Mesa Brio is just the beginning of what’s to come for El Paso. Our ongoing objective is provide a first-class transportation system that moves our family, friends and neighbors to get to work, to school, to visit each other and back. It is also a system that supports our economic development, reduces our traffic congestion and helps improve our community’s air quality.”

El Paso

region has had human settlement for thousands of years, as evidenced by Folsom points found at Hueco Tanks

Brio

is Spanish for excitement, verve and energy.