CATA Celebrates Expansion of Bus Storage Facility

CATA Celebrates Expansion of Bus Storage Facility

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Sep 18, 2012

A ribbon cutting was held Monday for the Capital Area Transportation Authority, which is celebrating the expansion of its bus storage facility.

CATA can now put all of its vehicles out of the elements at night, which should lower the need for maintenance. CATA's board chief says this should pave the way for future expansion.

"The bus rapid transit project, which is really going to connect downtown Lansing with East Lansing, and hopefully into the future is going to be a big part of that, not only for economic development, but also for just the quality of life that we have in the Lansing area," said Peter Kuhnmuench of CATA.

He noted that CATA's ridership continues to grow annually, particularly in the last few years as more people were laid off and gas prices rose.