Sun Metro Partners with Project Amistad to Accomodate Growing Community

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 9:19pm

El Paso is growing rapidly, especially the Northeast.
One public transportation and a social service agency is working to accommodate the vastly growing population.
"Overall the growth in El Paso has been really really tremendous," said Jessica Herrera, the Program Administrator for the City Development/Economic Division.

Herrera says there are a few factors at play here.

"Fort bliss is seeing a growth of about 34,000 soldiers coupled with about 52,000 spouses and children. Overall, in terms of the growth that we also see in Las Cruces and our neighbor Ciudad Juarez, you on a daily basis you see 45,000 vehicles crossing over," said Herrera.

Sun Metro recognizes this growth and just started a new bus route for the Mesquite Hills area in Northeast El Paso.

"Sun metro is always trying to look at different ways that we can coordinate either on the private sector or the public sector. How can we partner up with diff agencies," said Laura Acosta, the Sun Metro Spokesperson.

Its partnering with Project Amistad, an agency that provides delivery of services for the elderly and adults with disabilities.

"It allieviates a lot of traffic and it helps for a lot people who live in the northeast to wanna come to shop in different parts of El Paso and or work in different parts of the city," said Acosta. “It's something that the community out there has been asking for and with this collaboration we've been able to fulfill their request."


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