Transit Center Reopens After $7.9M Makeover

Ceremony to held at 11 a.m.

Saturday, Nov 19, 2011  |  Updated 12:27 PM PDT
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Transit Center Reopens After $7.9M Makeover

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For the first time since it's $7.9 millon dollar makeover began, the Grossmont Transit Center was set to reopen to the public on Saturday.

During the remodeling, station recieved new elevators, a pedestrian bridge and a plaza.

Saturday's event is also meant to show how the station will fall in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

"The station is not only more attractive, it also now complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act," MTS spokesperson Rob Schupp said to City News Service. "Before the improvements were made, the only direct access to major retail, commercial and medical facilities was a steep wooden stairway."

The project is one of the first federal stimulus-funded transportation projects to be completed in San Diego County, Schupp added.

La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid, SANDAG First Vice Chair and Santee Councilman Jack Dale and MTS board member Ernest Ewin was scheduled to be present at the 11 a.m. ribbon-cutting.
 

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