RMTD’s downtown bus terminal opens

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Mass Transit District held a ribbon cutting ceremony for it’s new $8.3 million downtown transit hub on Wednesday.

The center focuses on accessibility for all travelers, featuring four areas for passengers using mobility devices.

The 5,400 square-foot building also has a solar water heating system and LED lighting.

RMTD’s Executive Director Michael Stubbe said the upgrades will help shape the future of Rockford’s transportation system.

“This represents an investment in transit in our community. A 21st century transit system is what we aspire to, and it’s on par with our peers in the state and across the country,” he said.

The two-phased project took 17 months to complete.

Money came from both state and federal agencies.

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