Pocatello Regional Transit Breaks Ground on New Transit Hub13-Aug-2013 One of the most successful transit programs in the state is getting a new home. We first told you about Pocatello Regional Transit’s ambitious plans back in May. Tuesday, they made it official with a groundbreaking and a ribbon cutting.
City leaders, dignitaries and even a few kids found ways to celebrate the ceremonial start to a new transit hub.
The project has been talked about for years. These conversations gained momentum about a decade ago. It took some time to get federal funding and work out a land deal but the transportation is used to being patient.
“We have been operating out of facilities that are 75+ years old,” said Dave Hunt, Pocatello Regional Transit Director. “And so you can imagine trying to heat and cool those facilities has been very difficult and expensive.”
The new transit center will be the envy of transportation districts in the area but don’t be surprised if you see an INL bus in the wash or a Trailways charter in one of the bays.
The new facility will be located on South 5th Avenue in Pocatello and Mayor Blad believes you won’t recognize this part of the community in 20 years.
“20 years in this end of the valley you are going to have businesses,” said Blad. “You are going to have a lot of development on this end of the valley.”