Macomb opens newest addition to city's transportation

By WEEK Reporter

April 1, 2013 Updated Apr 1, 2013 at 9:39 PM CDT

MACOMB, Ill. -- Officials in Macomb cut the ribbon on the city's new public transportation building.

The $14 million project was brought about by the efforts of Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood along with many other state and federal contributors.

"The people want to make sure that they can get out of their cars, that there can be light rail, there can be transit, there can be buses, there can be street cars, and we've invested millions and millions of dollars over the last four and a half years to make sure that people have alternatives," said Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.

City officials said the 80,000 square foot facility will house buses and provide space for maintenance, making it easier to avoid complications caused by winter weather.

The completion of the building goes along with statewide efforts to improve public transportation.

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