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Foundation Updates

Wyler Arial Tramway Public Survey

July 25, 2019
Wyler Arial Tramway Public Survey

The El Paso Community Foundation has teamed up with the Office of State Representative Lina Ortega, Senator Rodriguez, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and Atkins Engineering Firm to gain the publics perspective on the future of the Wyler Ariel Tramway.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has commissioned a feasibility study to determine what it will take to replace and rebuild the only tramway in the state of Texas.

Community feedback is a very important part of this process.

Take the survey and share your thoughts here:

Built by Karl O. Wyler and KTSM TV in 1961, the Wyler Aerial Tramway operated continuously until 2018, but for many years, was not open to the public. When Mr. Wyler left the television and radio stations (and the tramway) to the El Paso Community Foundation, he expressed a wish that the tramway could open to the public again. In 1999, the Foundation gave the Wyler Tramway and 170 acres of adjacent property to TPWD. It operated for the public as a state park since 2001. Prior to being shut down, the Tramway hosted more than 45,000 visitors a year.