The El Paso County, under Texas Transportation Code Chapter 458, serves as a rural transit district (RTD) for rural El Paso County and therefore receives state funding for rural transit services. The county performs the RTD duties through its transit department. The City of El Paso Mass Transit Department (known as Sun Metro) is funded to serve the El Paso urbanized area (UZA) in Texas; the service area of Sun Metro is the municipal boundary. The governing body of El Paso County Transit is the County Commissioners Court.
El Paso County Transit provides rural bus service that covers Anthony, Canutillo, Vinton, and Westway in the northwest; Montana Vista in the east; and Agua Dulce, Clint, Fabens, Horizon City, San Elizario, Socorro, Sparks, and Tornillo in the southeast. These communities lie outside the city limits of El Paso, but all, except Fabens and Tornillo, are part of the growing El Paso UZA according to the 2010 U.S. Census. El Paso County’s rural transit serves all of the locations absorbed by the UZA and other areas of rural El Paso County. First Transit began to operate five El Paso County bus routes in July 2014, while Sun Metro operates the Route 84.
Riders can access Amtrak rail service, Greyhound, El Paso−Los Angeles Limousine, Tornado Bus Company, and Autobuses Los Paisanos in downtown El Paso. In addition, El Paso County Transit contracts with Enterprise to operate a vanpool program and partners with the New Mexico Department of Transportation providing a park-and-ride service as regional bus services. All Aboard America is contracted to operate the park-and-ride route. The route connects Las Cruces, New Mexico to downtown El Paso.
EPC will be adding a new Route 31 to its Commuter Bus Service on Sept 1, 2022; this route will continue to serve Horizon City via Eastlake Blvd.
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