Clock Ticking on Yuma Transportation Center

Credit: Randy Hoeft/Yuma Sun

Source: Yuma Sun 
With the clock ticking on dedicated grant funds, Yuma officials are moving forward with plans to design the long-planned multi-modal transportation center inside the historic Hotel Del Sol. 
The city has initiated a process to hire a design-build team. 
The design does not necessarily mean the facility will be built. The project will not be constructed unless the city wins a federal grant from a program such as Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or obtains a private partner willing to fund the construction. 
The renovated hotel would house YCAT bus service and the Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transit Authority, and would host Greyhound bus ticketing, an Amtrak terminal and a Yuma Police Department substation. The exterior would include a pedestrian plaza, bus and rideshare areas, and designating crossings to the Amtrak depot and Armed Services Park. 
The city will use nearly $1.9M received from the Federal Transit Authority to pay for the design. The grant funds would expire on Sept. 30 if not committed to the project. 
The RFQ process for selecting the contractor allows for the possibility that the private sector may step forward to provide design and construction funding and take over operation and maintenance of some or all of the building. 
Read more at Yuma Sun. (Subscription required.) 

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.