Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) today announced a $450,000 state grant to support the ongoing development of a downtown transit center in Bradford.
“Improving transportation options in the city is an important part of the effort to revitalize the downtown and enhance housing and economic development opportunities,” Causer said. “This grant is a valuable investment in our community’s future.”
The grant will be used to help conduct final engineering for the project, prepare bid documents and fund construction of the transit center.
The ultimate goal is to construct a regional transfer center for local and intercity public transit passengers and tour buses in Bradford’s central business district. The center would provide a location for buses to meet and transfer individuals; an indoor waiting area with eating, restrooms, ticket booths and bus system information; and a parking lot for buses and commuter cars.
The center is also part of a larger mission by the Area Transportation Authority of North Central Pennsylvania to better meet the needs of consumers in its 5,000-square-mile service area. Similar multimodal centers have already been constructed in St. Marys and Punxsutawney.
The grant was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through its Multimodal Transportation Fund.