Sun Metro Holding Streetcar Safety Community Meetings

El Paso News

Sun Metro is holding several community meetings this week to inform residents about safety measures you should take while being around the new El Paso Streetcars.

The first meeting kicked off Tuesday, another will be held Wednesday evening and the final on Thursday evening.

Sun Metro leaders tell KTSM the project is staying on schedule, expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

Currently, the streetcars are being tested on the tracks. You may run into one on the road if you travel through downtown overnight.

The streetcars will run along a 4.8 mile route through much of downtown, and part of Central El Paso, up to UTEP.

Sun Metro Director Jay Banasiak said now is the time you should start preparing for an encounter with one of the streetcars.

“I’s a new form of transportation out there so we all have to get used to it and that’s why we do so much testing, that’s why we do pre-revenue service before we actually start hauling people around,” Banasiak said.

The meetings will be held at the following locations:

Wednesday

El Paso Main Library 
501 North Oregon St.
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

Cathedral High School Auditorium 
1309 North Stanton St.
6 – 7 p.m. 

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