Sun Metro Offers Free Water Bottles
EL PASO — With temperatures expected to reach into the 100-plus degrees over the next few days, Sun Metro would like to encourage El Paso’s residents to step onboard a bus and take a cool trip to any popular, air-conditioned destination such as a shopping center, movie theater, recreational center, library or museum.
Sun Metro has partnered with the West Side Sam’s Club, which is donating 54 cases of water bottles to distribute to riders so they can stay hydrated during soaring temperatures. The bottles will be distributed to passengers at bus stops by Sun Metro Transit Supervisors who regularly travel around the city.
While people of all ages are sensitive to extreme temperatures, our elderly population is more prone to heat-related illnesses. Air conditioning is the best safeguard, but seniors looking to save money on their utilities or living without air conditioning can ride Sun Metro to refrigerated buildings.
Seniors can ride any regular (fixed-route) bus for just 30 cents per trip with a valid ID card. Active seniors looking to travel daily can save money by purchasing a weekly pass for $2.50 or a monthly pass for $10. The passes are good for an unlimited number of bus trips for the life of the pass and can be used on any regular routes, except County Routes 83 and 84.
Weekly passes can be purchased on any regular bus and at a Sun Metro ticket vending machine located at the Downtown Transfer Center (601 Santa Fe), Westside Transfer Center (7535 Remcon), Mission Valley Transfer Center (9065 Alameda), and Glory Road Transfer Center (100 E. Glory Road).
Monthly passes can be purchased at any public library, Sun Metro ticket vending machine, or at a Sun Metro ticket office located at the Eastside Transit Terminal (1165 Sunmount) and the Downtown Transfer Center (601 Santa Fe).
Sun Metro also would like to remind all of its passengers to drink plenty of water and to protect their skin by wearing sun block, hats and/or using an umbrella.
For more information about Sun Metro, visit sunmetro.net or call (915)533-3333. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/sunmetro.