Downtown Bus Depot to Reopen Monday, November 6
The Downtown Bus Depot will reopen for services on Monday, November 6, 2017, following a major reconstruction project on the facility.
The reconstruction of the Downtown Bus Depot included a new canopy with an aluminum-framed central skylight to provide daylight and improve the waiting environment. Platform improvements provide for primary walking surfaces below the canopy area and incorporate features such as visually impaired guided pathways, new bench seating, new bicycle storage racks and repair station, and refinished columns.
To complement the canopy renovations, the transit depot building’s south wall, entry doors, and exterior signage were also reconstructed. In addition, the interior of the transit depot building was improved including repainting, new security cameras, Internet connections, and new ceiling tiles.
The total cost of the project, including construction and engineering, was $2 million. A $1.1 million Federal Transit Administration grant helped pay for the project. The new Downtown Bus Depot provides transit services for 11 different routes throughout the city and includes an information service counter, an area to wait for bus transfers, and place to purchase tickets.