BRAWLEY – The City of Brawley Transit Transfer Station on South Plaza is nearing completion.
Yazmin Arellano, Public Works Director/City Engineer, said, “We are scheduled to finalize completion August 9th for the new Transit Transfer Station. It will be open for Imperial Valley Transit use. The Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC) is working on the implementation of the new Gold Line service.”
The ITCT is developing the Gold Line for Brawley, the Orange Line for Calexico, and the Red Line for Imperial.
These bus routes are intended to give access to businesses, banking, healthcare, high density and low income housing, etc. Routes and schedules are in development. The initial trial routes will be for one year.
The Transit Transfer Station will have shelters, a drinking fountain, and a clock for commuters as they wait for buses, taxis, and Dial-A-Ride. Local businesses and the City of Brawley Library will benefit from the Station’s close proximity.
“We will have a joint ribbon cutting for the Transfer Station and the Gold Line in November or December,” said Arellano.
Senator Ben Hueso will present $3.3 million in Transportation Funds to the Imperial County Transportation Commission on Friday at the El Centro Bus Transit Terminal construction site at 7th and Main Streets from 11:00a.m. to 12:15 p.m. These funds will be used for the purchase of new buses for Imperial Valley Transit and its various line throughout Imperial Valley.