Northgate Transit Center officially opened in Northeast El Paso Wednesday morning.
The center is not just limited to bus rides, but is also expected to offer more multi-purpose opportunities.
“It represents economic development. It’s going to create jobs,” City Representative of district four Sam Morgan tells KTSM.
The $15.5 million project is already boarding passengers of several Sun Metro bus routes.
The facility is dedicated to the late World War II veteran and former El Paso City Council member Arves E. Jones.
“We’re very proud and honored to be here on behalf of my grandfather. It shows a lot of appreciation for all the hard work that he did for the city of El Paso,” Grandson Wayne Jones said.
The Brio Dyer corridor that’s currently under construction will connect the Northgate Transit Center to the Five Points and Downtown transit centers.
The space occupies 30 acres of land; six acres being the transit center itself, and the remaining 24 still under construction.
“It’s going to be residential. It’s going to be shopping, retail, restaurants and this is just going to be a beautiful walk-able community,” Morgan explained.
The rest of construction should take at least a year, but a City spokesperson tells KTSM that it could take up to 18 months.
The Northgate Transit Center is located at 9348 Dyer. For routes, schedules, and more information, visit Sun Metro’s website.