Transit hub to open in central Idaho

Posted at 9:01 AM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 11:01:24-05

BELLEVUE, Idaho (AP) -- A central Idaho bus service is scheduled to open a new transit hub in Bellevue next month.

The Idaho Mountain Express reported that Mountain Rides Transportation Authority's south-valley transit hub in Bellevue is nearly completed, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for mid-January.

The new facility will be used for bus maintenance and storage of up to five buses. It also includes a passenger waiting area and a small park-and-ride lot for commuters.

The project was originally expected to be done in March 2016. Mountain Rides Executive Director Jason Miller says that upon completion, the project is expected to be $20,000 to 40,000 under the expected $1.8 million cost.