|“I just briefly wanted to say how great I think it is that the Bluefield Transit Authority is going to have this beautiful center,” Senator Capito said. “It's important for transporting workers and families. It's important for quality of life. It's important for people to feel safe when they're at a transit center. It's important to get people out of the elements...but it also, I think, shows that you’re a community on the move.”|
Officials from the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) and the City of Bluefield, West Virginia, were also on hand for the celebration.
The project is part of a larger effort to revitalize an underutilized part of town. Since the beginning of 2019, more than 40 new businesses have opened in Mercer County.
“Over the last several years, Bluefield has been on a transitional movement; a rebirth, a revival, a renaissance,” Bluefield City Manager Dane Rideout said. “This city has been the change agent for the region. In a nutshell, the city has taken charge of its destiny.”