The Little Kanawha Transit Authority that serves Calhoun and Roane counties has a new home. The ribbon was cut Thursday on the recently constructed operations facility in Mount Zion.
State Department of Transportation spokesman Brent Walker says the bus system’s home used to be in Arnoldsburg but it had no vehicle maintenance area. He says the new facility meets the needs of the Little Kanawha Bus.
“There just wasn’t enough room for all of that. Now we have the garage, the maintenance facility, the operation and administrative facility all in one,” Walker said.
The $2.2 million project was paid for with federal stimulus funds.
Walker says the Little Kanawha Bus is a key mode of transportation for residents of Calhoun and Roane counties.
“Those folks rely heavily on public transportation to get them to some essential services like doctors’ offices, shopping, grocery shopping, those kinds of things. It’s real important,” Walker said.
State Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox was the dedication speaker.