Boarding Returns to Normal Gates at Brooklyn Center Transit Station
Metro Transit bus riders might have noticed a few changes at the Brooklyn Center Transit Center starting Tuesday.
“Most bus routes will be returning to their normal gates at BCTC, one of our busiest centers for Metro Transit and that is in advance of our new refresh to transit center opening early next year,” said Laura Baenen with Metro Transit.
During construction, riders had to board at the street, instead of the transit center. The construction included improvements to accessibility, allowing more space for bus operators and police too. There have been new canopies added at each end of the plaza, new benches, ticket machines, more bike racks and some outdoor heating elements.
Work continues on the inside of the station.
“Inside the Transit Center, there’s still work to be done,” explained Baenen. “They’ve refreshed the interior, renovated the bathrooms, there’s some seating that’s been added. It’s really a lot to really refresh the location.”
Construction started in 2019 and is expected to be wrapped up in early 2021. Because of COVID-19, ridership is down 66 percent and Metro Transit still urges essential trips only, with no more than 10 to 15 people on any size bus.
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