The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority
recently approved a contract to build a new transit center in Oakley. Like the proposed Northside transit center
, the Oakley hub will provide improved connections and amenities for riders, and will make using public transit more convenient.
The transit center will be located at the intersection of Marburg and Ibsen avenues. It will be served by two Metro crosstown routes, the 41 and the 51, which connect the east and west sides of town; two local routes, the 4 and the 11; and one express route, the 12X, which services downtown.
Features of the transit center will include four boarding bays, off-street commuter parking, enhanced shelters and streetscaping, wayfinding maps and real-time information screens.
The $1.1 million project is being funded by a grant from the Federal Surface Transportation Program
and local funds.
Ford Development Corporation
was chosen to develop the site, and hopes to break ground this spring.
The Oakley Transit Center was designed by the Transportation Planning and Urban Design section of the city’s Department of Transportation and Engineering, in partnership with SORTA, the Ohio Department of Transportation, the OKI Regional Council of Governments, the city and the Federal Transit Administration.