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Connect Transit Loses Out On Grant

Nov 2, 2015

A recently acquired Connect Transit bus, at the transit system's bus barn on Wylie Drive.
Credit Jim Browne / WGLT

Connect Transit is looking at other options after being turned down for a federal TIGER Grant for a Downtown Bloomington transfer station. The grant would have replaced small shelters now on Front Street. Connect Transit General Manager Andrew Johnson says he's not discouraged.

Johnson says there is a possibility the transfer center could be incorporated into one of two hotel projects proposed for downtown. One proposal would turn The Pantagraph building into a boutique hotel. The other would involve the former Montgomery Ward and Commerce Bank buildings block. Johnson says any plans for the new shelters would take into account future expansion of the Law and Justice Center.