Mon June 24, 2013
Update: CVTD unveils plan for enhanced Transit Center
Work is underway in Logan to improve the Cache Valley Transit District’s central bus terminal. UPR reported earlier this month about the project. Last week CVTD unveiled an artist's rendering of what the new facility will look like.
Crews will work through the summer to construct additional bus loading stations and replace aging concrete around the Transit Center at 500 N. 200 East. CVTD general manager and CEO, Todd Beutler says the enhancements will improve rider safety and accommodate more traffic as ridership increases.
"We're trying to make some improvements that are focused on safety for our riders," said Beutler. "We're also building a bike storage facility. We're very much in the mindset of multi-mobile. We believe in using all forms of transportation, and want to make sure that those people who use bikes and busses have the ability to store their bikes in a safe place."
Sections of the new concrete will be heated during winter months to improve safety and reduce the cost of snow and ice removal. In addition, six new bus ramps will be constructed, and a park-and-ride lot will be built just east of the hub during a future phase of construction.
The $1.1 million renovation is funded with both federal and local money. Additional funding comes from federal congestion mitigation and air quality funds, which Beutler says are used for projects that improve public transit or help reduce emissions.
During construction, riders can board buses on 500 North, which will be closed during the bulk of the project. Beutler says construction should be complete by the end of August.