Groundbreaking has started for the new Bay Transit Facility for the Middle Peninsula, which is being funded by grants from the Federal Transit Administration and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.
The purpose of this facility is to provide Bay Transit a more permanent base for its operations on the Middle Peninsula that would provide adequate office space and also allow us to provide maintenance “in-house” on our fleet vehicles. This will increase our efficiency and help us to better serve the transit needs of the Middle Peninsula.
Initially this facility will serve Gloucester, Mathews, King & Queen, King William, and West Point. However, that service area could potentially grow if at some point we see that we could increase our efficiency by covering other county operations from the Gloucester facility.
The facility should be completed by the summer of 2014 around late June to early July.
Groundbreaking: July 2013
From the left: Bill Reisner, Chairman, Bay Aging Board of Directors; Thelma Drake, Director, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; Louise Theberge, Chairwoman, Gloucester County Board of Supervisors; Carolyn Gray, Bay Aging Board of Directors; Ken Pollock, Transit Director, Bay Transit; Kathy Vesley, President and CEO, Bay Aging; Jim Rothrock, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services.
From the left: Larry Kight, Project Manager, Bay Transit; Bae-Won Koh, Principal Architect, Innovative Design; Gary Bailey, Senior Vice President, Innovative Design;Ken Pollock, Transit Director, Bay Transit; Kathy Vesley, President and CEO, Bay Aging.