Sandusky officials shelled out some cash for another bus shelter.
Best of all: It comes at a more-than-fair rate.
There's almost enough leftover money from a $67,700 grant to construct a fifth 5-by-12 Sandusky Transit bus shelter, featuring concrete floors, seating, a skylight roof and a trash receptacle.
This grant completely paid for the other four shelters, installed in and around Sandusky earlier this year.
In fact, officials only need about $260 in local funds to offset all costs for a fifth shelter, tentatively slated for Jackson and West Washington streets near the Merry-Go-Round Museum.
This stop “receives quite a bit of passengers at this location,” Sandusky Transit administrator Thomas Schwan said.
Schwan, who received approval from commissioners on Monday, expects crews to build the shelter in three month’s time.
People waiting in these shelters ride buses on Sandusky Transit’s SPARC, standing for Sandusky-Perkins Area Ride Connection.
Three separate routes snake through Sandusky and Perkins Township, picking up passengers each hour at precise times at specific locations.
Where are SPARC’s shuttle shelters?
• City Hall, 222 Meigs St.
• Lawrence and West Madison streets near Central Park
• 1319 Tiffin Ave., near the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center.
• Buchanan Street and Hayes Avenue, near Firelands Regional Medical Center.
• Jackson and West Washington streets, near the Merry-Go-Round Museum (coming this fall).