Intermodal Station On Track For November Completion

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Scranton, Lackawanna County – Construction workers were on the roof of the soon to be new Intermodal facility in Scranton on Friday.

The facility on Mifflin Avenue and Lackawanna Avenue will be the site where all modes of transportation meet, from COLTS and Martz buses to taxis.

“We’re on schedule with the construction of the intermodal center,” Bob Fuime, Executive Director of COLTS, told Eyewitness News. “If things stay on schedule sometime this november we’ll be able to move into the intermodal building.”

Fuime said he’s excited about the work that’s been done recently.

In the past week crews have demolished an old car dealership, which clears the way for the $12-million dollar project to be finished in November.

Fuim told Eyewitness News that the project is done passengers will notice big changes.

“They’ll notice they’ll be in one spot and it’ll be in a climate controlled spot,” he explained. “They won’t have to be out in the elements. All the buses will gather there at that hub.”

The new hub will be only a few blocks from where the current COLTS bus center is now.

Those who ride the buses like Barbara Mulcare, from Dickson City, said they’re looking forward to the changes.

“I think it’ll be great because we won’t have to stand out in the rain,” she said. “We won’t have to stand out in the snow, we won’t be cold, we won’t be freezing, we won’t be soaking wet. It should be a good idea.”

The news the troubled project is on track comes not too long after COLTS announced they weren’t cutting their Saturday service.

Fumie said it took work to keep the project on schedule, but added it’s now exciting knowing it’s almost finished.

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