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: Annual 'Menorah In The D' Event Kicks Off In Metro Detroit
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: Porch Pirates: Tips On Keeping Packages Safe From Thieves This Holiday Season
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: Two Arrested In Connection To Senior Sexual Assault Case
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