NORTHSIDE, Ohio (FOX19) - A new $3.7 million transit center is coming to Northside after a proposal was approved Tuesday.
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board voted to approve a contract to build the new center during their meeting.
The new transit center will sit at the intersection of Blue Rock Street and Spring Grove Avenue. Hamilton County officials said the transit center should help alleviate traffic and congestion along Hamilton Avenue.
Federal funds make up about 80 percent of the funding for the project, SORTA officials said.
Features of the Northside Transit Center will include:
- Eight boarding bays
- Sheltered stop on Spring Grove
- Designated Park & Ride spaces for commuters
- Way-finding maps, real-time screens and ticket vending machines
- Enhanced lighting and shelters along the street
Construction is scheduled to begin in October and be completed by summer of 2020.