BRAWLEY – The groundbreaking for the Brawley Transit Transfer Station was held Wednesday, January 30 at its future location on the southeast corner of 5th St. and S. Plaza across from the Rock Coffee Shop.
As pictured L to R: Imperial County Supervisor Ryan Kelley; Brawley Public Works Director Yazmin Arellano; Brawley City Manager Rosanna Bayon Moore; ICTC Executive Director Mark Baza; Mayor Sam Couchman; ICTC staff Kathi Williams; Brawley Councilmembers Miguel Miranda, George Nava, Don Campbell and County Supervisor Michael Kelley joyously turned dirt over to symbolize the start of the $1.5 million project to be built by general contractor Hazard Construction with local subcontractors A&R Construction and Tom Watson.
The funding for the project comes from multiple sources including:
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – Federal Transit Administration $280,477
California Transit Security Grant Program $133,338
Federal Transit Administration (Congressman Filner Earmark) $300,000
Public Trans. Modernization, Improvement, & Service Enhancement Account $511,101
Transportation Development Act/Local Transportation Fund $231,688
Mayor Couchman elaborated, “The Brawley Transit Transfer Station will provide residents with a more efficient mode of public transportation and increase access during a time of rising fuel costs and increasing ridership. The Transit Transfer station will accommodate up to four (4) buses simultaneously and will serve as a hub for a future circular route unique to the City of Brawley called the Gold Line.” The project is expected to be completed in May 2013.