Fifth bus shelter approved

New shelter tentatively slated to be built on Jackson and West Washington streets
Andy Ouriel
Jun 24, 2014

ouriel@sanduskyregister.com

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).

 

Comments

bjm

A shelter is needed at the Sandusky Mall bus stop. Wonder if Cedar Point would contribute? Their workers are left stranded next to the road in all kinds of weather, no bench to sit on, no cover from the elements.

gene44870

What about the camp street area ? I knoe I read sometime ago they were suppose tp put one by the old fisher drug

YoMamma

I want one too, I want one too!

YouMustBeJoking

The mall doesn't even want the Sandusky Transit on their property, so unless the Mall is going to put one up, don't hold your breath. Also the city can only put shelters on property in which the city owns. Case in point, the first 4 shelters were not put up due to ridership, but instead they were built on city owned property.