Connect Transit is kicking off a new campaign that will make getting around the twin cities a little more comfortable, and Representative Rodney Davis helped kick it all off.
Officials announced the “Better Bus Stops for Bloomington-Normal campaign” with a ribbon cutting ceremony early Thursday morning.
They say that when it’s completed, there will be 157 total stops with new shelters, benches, and ADA compliant landing pads over the next three years.
Davis says, these improvements will be beneficial to community members. “This may be their only mode of transportation. They deserve a safe, weather proof environment to be able to use this system, to be able to fulfill their family’s needs so that they can continue to have the nutrition and opportunities that many of us do every day.”
This is all part of a 1.45M federal grant for connect transit that will be used to help purchase zero-emission battery electric buses and to install solar panels at the connect transit maintenance facility.