Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Grand Valley Transit celebrates completion of West Transfer Station

Officials cut the ceremonial ribbon at the grand opening of the GVT West Transfer Station, 612 24 1/2 Road, Wednesday morning, April 8, 2015. 
Grand Valley Transit leaders, local elected officials and state and federal transportation officials this morning celebrated the opening of GVT’s West Transfer Facility.

The 2,846-square-foot facility at 612 24 1/2 Road in Grand Junction should make public transportation more convenient for bus riders with extended hours for pass purchases, easier transfers, on-site restrooms and a Park ‘n’ Ride lot with space for 49 vehicles.

The facility will be open for business on Monday, April 13.

Total project cost was $3.4 million, contributed by the Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee, the Federal Transit Administration and the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The ribbon-cutting was held in conjunction with Stand Up for Transportation Day, highlighting the need for long-term investment in U.S. transportation Infrastructure.

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, the current federal transportation funding bill, is set to expire on May 31. Mesa County and communities across the country will face uncertainty without a long-term federal transportation funding bill.

Here are some other photos from this morning's event:

Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese signs a banner in support of Stand Up 4 Transportation Day at this morning's grand opening of the GVT West Transfer Station.

Officials mingle outside after the ribbon-cutting for the GVT West Transfer Station.  

This sign welcomes bus riders and others to the new GVT West Transfer Station at 612 24 1/2 Road.

This GVT bus welcomed visitors to the grand opening celebration of the new GVT West Transfer Station Wednesday morning.

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