Why battle traffic when Sun Metro’s Park+Ride service can get you to and from the Sun Bowl stadium for UTEP Miner Football this season.

This year you can avoid all the traffic hassles and park at one of Sun Metro’s 6 different Park+Ride lots and take a direct route to the game. Exact change for fare box is encouraged. Drivers can provide change cards for bus-use only, but do not have access to currency. Keep in mind that reduced fares and bus passes will not be accepted on these special routes.

The public is asked to arrive early. The drop-off sites will be around Memorial Gym, located on the north end of the Sun Bowl Stadium. Fans will be picked up at the same location as the drop-off site for each of the routes. Return trips will begin at the end of the 3rd quarter with departure times varying depending on location (see below).

Parking at all but two Sun Metro facilities is free. Parking fees at the Union Plaza Transit Terminal are $7 flat fee before 9 p.m. and there is a $10 flat fee for the Glory Road Transfer Center. Parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The public is reminded that the outside lanes along Oregon Street are bus-only lanes. Parking is not allowed and violators risk being towed.

The UTEP Miners will kick off their home opener against the New Mexico State Aggies at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Park+Ride bus trips are $3 roundtrip. Children 5 and under ride free and must be accompanied by an adult.

Bus Routes & Schedule: (Some of the Park+Ride lots have only one departure time – arrive early)

EASTSIDE TRANSIT TERMINAL - 1165 Sunmount Dr.

  • Parking: Free
  • Cost: $3 round-trip fare
  • Route: 59 Special (boarding along Sunmount)
  • Departure times: 4:30 & 5:00 pm

EDGEMERE @ R.C. POE PARK AND RIDE - Edgemere near R.C. Poe (one block west of Rich Beem)

  • Parking: Free
  • Cost: $3 round-trip fare
  • Route: 75 Special
  • Departure times: 4:30 & 5:00 pm

MISSION VALLEY TRANSFER CENTER - 9065 Alameda Ave.

  • Parking: Free
  • Cost: $3 round-trip fare
  • Route: 3 Special
  • Departure time: 4:30 pm

NORTHEAST TRANSIT TERMINAL - 9348 Dyer Dr.

  • Parking: Free
  • Cost: $3 round-trip fare
  • Route: 42 Special (north side of terminal)
  • Departure time: 4:30 pm

UNION PLAZA TRANSIT TERMINAL - 400 W. San Antonio

  • Parking: $7 per vehicle before 9 p.m. ($10 per vehicle after 9 p.m.)
  • Cost: $3 round-trip fare
  • Route: 205 Special
  • Departure times: 4:30 & 5:00 pm

WESTSIDE TRANSFER CENTER - 7535 Remcon Cir.

  • Parking: Free
  • Cost: $3 round-trip fare
  • Route: 18 Special
  • Departure times: 4:30 & 5:00 pm

For more information about Sun Metro, visit sunmetro.net or call (915) 212-3333.