The City of Shreveport will celebrated the grand opening of the new SporTran Intermodal Terminal and Southwest Transit Hub on Wednesday November 8, 2017.
SporTran displayed its new all electric buses during the event.
Shreveport is the first city in the State of Louisiana to operate this technology in its transit system. Buses run by Compressed Natural Gas will also be on display.
Operations at the terminal and the hub will begin on Sunday, November 12. Construction on these facilities was funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) at a cost of $5.8 million. FTA also awarded a $3.9 million grant for the electric buses through the Low or No Emission Vehicle Program. Visitors at the grand opening learned more about new and expanded bus services throughout the city.
The Intermodal Terminal has amenities such as an enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, a customer information center, sales kiosk, bicycle repair station, C-Store, food truck court, public WIFI, and real-time passenger information screens.
The Intermodal Terminal is located in Murphy Street in Shreveport across from the police station.
For more information, call (318) 221-RIDE (7433) or visit www.SporTran.org.