Hollister, March 4, 2014: Today, the San Benito County Local Transportation Authority and local officials celebrated the installation of two new bus stop shelters in the west side of Hollister. One shelter is located in front of the San Benito Health Foundation on Felice Drive and the other is at the corner of Central Avenue and Graf Road. The Local Transportation Authority administers and operates public transportation services in San Benito County.
Local Transportation Authority Board Vice Chair Jaime De La Cruz was joined at the shelter that serves the San Benito Health Foundation by Director Robert Scattini. Other notables included City of Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez, San Benito Health Foundation Board Director Victoria Montoya, Local Transportation Authority Executive Director Lisa Rheinheimer, and members of the public.
The Local Transportation Authority regularly seeks funding to improve bus stop amenities including new bus stop shelters. The Local Transportation Authority was recently awarded a Caltrans Transportation Planning Grant to fund a strategic improvement plan for all County Express bus stops.
“The Local Transportation Authority provides over 130,000 quality, convenient and affordable transit rides every year,” said De La Cruz, Vice Chair of the Local Transportation Authority Board of Directors. “By adding new bus stop shelters such as these, we are reinforcing to the community our commitment to improve our infrastructure to ensure that our customers will be protected from the hot sun or rain when waiting for the bus. This is especially important for our customers on their way to and from medical appointments at the San Benito Health Foundation.”
Funding for the two bus stop shelters were provided by the Council of Governments Regional Surface Transportation Program and a generous partnership with the San Benito Health Foundation.