Cedar Rapids opens refurbished bus terminal

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids has reopened a refurbished bus terminal that was damaged by flooding in 2008.

Cedar Rapids television station KCRG says (http://bit.ly/1cOHLT5 ) the Ground Transportation Center facility opened Monday after a nearly $12 million renovation project. The project included changing some one-way streets and redesigning how buses exited the facility.

Bus passengers have been using a parking lot and outdoor benches at a temporary facility.

The center was originally built 30 years ago and was damaged by historic flooding in 2008. City officials decided almost a year ago to remodel the center.

Brad DeBrower, Cedar Rapids Transit manager, told the station that some work on the facility will continue.

Adult fares to use buses will soon increase from $1.25 to $1.50, though rides will be free on Saturdays.

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Information from: KCRG-TV, http://www.kcrg.com

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