May 18th, marked a huge milestone for the Chittenden County Transportation Authority. Many people gathered on the new Downtown Transit Center site to listen to Senator Patrick Leahy, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, and federal and local officials speak about CCTA being an important part of the growth and prosperity of Chittenden County. Public transportation allows people to become mobile when they cannot afford cars of their own.
The new Transit Center will be on St. Paul Street between Cherry Street and Pearl Street. Vanasse Hangen, Brustlin, Inc. provided lead engineering services. Truex Cullins is the lead architect. Peterson Consulting will be the Owner’s Representative and the Clerk of the Works. PC Construction was awarded the job in early May and construction will begin after Memorial Day.
This new estimated $7.7 million facility will replace the current transit stop on Cherry Street. It will offer a heated & air conditioned waiting space, restrooms, and a break room for CCTA drivers. With an anticipated completion of August 2016, this transit center will serve more than 1 million riders annually. This project could not have happened without the push from local, state, and federal officials such as Senator Leahy and Mayor Weinberger and many others. Congratulations to CCTA on this accomplishment!
For video of the groundbreaking ceremony and more information visit the Burlington Free Press Article.
For more information about the Downtown Transit Center visit CCTA’s website.