GREAT STREETS 

CITY OF EL PASO SUN METRO

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The Goodman Corporation (TGC) was engaged by El Paso Sun Metro to transform five key transit corridors — Mesa, Dyer, Montana, Alameda, and North Loop — into more transit and pedestrian-oriented thoroughfares. El Paso relies heavily on these corridors for inbound and outbound travel into downtown and throughout the city, carrying about 70% of all riders along these routes. By planning integrated transit improvements such as landscaping, pedestrian-oriented lighting, wayfinding signage, traffic calming techniques, shelters, benches, public art, and other enhancements, TGC is leading El Paso to transform these corridors that are characterized by low to medium density development areas into areas of higher density, mixed-use development, and greater urban activity.

TGC identified key corridors through an extensive consensus-building process. Once identified, TGC conducted detailed physical surveys of these corridors to define roadway, land use, and pedestrian level characteristics of the targeted areas. To support the funding process, TGC modeled the improvement in transit level of service, created detailed design documents, and calculated cost estimates for the program improvements. These efforts led to securing $6 million in federal funds to support 80% of project costs.

TGC excels at creating partnerships at the local level to deliver value. By doing so, TGC can blend local knowledge with its expertise at the federal and state levels to deliver maximum funding support. Identifying sources of local value, capturing it through a Letter of No Prejudice (LONP), and leveraging it against federal funds successfully increased the city’s buying power five-fold.

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SERVICES PROVIDED

Feasibility Study
Design Process
Advanced Planning Intergovernmental Relations
Funding Strategy
Pursuit of Funds

TIMEFRAME

2002 - 2006

REFERENCE

Name: Angélica Bryant, MPA, CNU-A
Title: City of El Paso Sun Metro Senior Service Planner
Phone: (915) 534-5836
Email: bryantam@elpasotexas.gov