GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Installation of 35 bus shelters — 19 of them in underserved neighborhoods — is expected to be completed by next October in Grand Rapids.
The Grand Rapids City Commission approved the transfer of $250,000 to pay for the shelters and installation.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Two Stars With Motor City Ties Lighting Up Entertainment World
Assistant Mobile GR Director Justin Kimura said the effort aims to encourage greater public transit ridership across Grand Rapids and specifically in the western Michigan city’s historically underserved communities.READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
Where necessary, the shelters will have solar-powered lighting.
Installation of the shelters aligns with the city’s vision and values of equity and inclusion as identified in Grand Rapids’ strategic plan, city officials say.MORE NEWS: MDHHS Updates COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance For Michigan Schools
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