New Bloomington transit center to open in August

(WISH Photo)
(WISH Photo)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A new transit center in downtown Bloomington is expected to open next month.

Final slabs of concrete around the edges of the building that will serve as base for city buses are being poured next week.

The first floor of the 10,000-square-foot building will be the transit hub. The second floor will house the emergency dispatch center.

Bloomington Transit General Manager Lew May tells The Herald Times the new center was needed because of an increased number of riders and larger buses. The new building allows for additional growth and is expected to serve the city for at least 40 years.

Bus ridership averaged between 500,000 and 700,000 a year in 1987 when the current hub was built. Now, May says ridership is about 3.5 million a year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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