RiverCities Transit Set to Break Ground on Transit Center Expansion
RiverCities Transit is set to break ground Monday on a long awaited expansion of their
Downtown Transit Center located at 1135 12th Avenue. RiverCities Transit is operated by the
City of Longview, who has contracted with JH Kelly, LLC to construct the Center. The
improvements include replacement of the transit center building to accommodate additional
drivers and provide for administrative staff being relocated to the new transit center;
reconfigure the bus drive aisles and berths for more efficient and safe bus circulation; provide
new passenger shelters; provide more efficient site lighting; and add site fencing to provide
better visibility and increase safety on site.
The project will begin with installation of a temporary transit center facility at 1050 11th
Avenue to be used during the year-long construction project. The temporary site is expected to
be completed by February 20. At that time, transit riders will be directed to the temporary site
to purchase bus passes and catch RiverCities buses as well as connections to CAP,
Wahkiakum on the Move, and CC Rider.
This project is largely funded by $ 4.1 million in grants provided by the Federal Transit
Administration and the Federal Highway Administration, with local matching funds provided
by the local transit sales tax.