WeGo Public Transit, which offers public transportation in Nashville and the surrounding areas, broke ground Thursday on its latest transit center.
“Today, we celebrate the groundbreaking of the Dr. Ernest Rip Patton, Jr. North Nashville Transit Center,” WeGo Public Transit said on Twitter. “Thanks to everyone who attended and all who have made this possible.”
Today, we celebrate the groundbreaking of the Dr. Ernest Rip Patton, Jr. North Nashville Transit Center. Thanks to everyone who attended and all who have made this possible. #rollwithwego #nashville #publictransit #transitcenter #northnashville pic.twitter.com/7qCwrPkoFy
— WeGo Public Transit (@WeGoTransit) November 10, 2022
On its website, the Transit Center shared its vision for the operation, features, and goals of the new Transit Center.
The Dr. Ernest Rip Patton, Jr. North Nashville Transit Center is a new WeGo development at 26th Avenue and Clarksville Highway. It will have an air-conditioned waiting room, restrooms, Wi-Fi, and multiple bus bays to connect several routes across town. It is part of an overall effort to increase access to public transit across Nashville while reducing the necessity of transferring Downtown at WeGo Central.
Once completed, the Dr. Ernest Rip Patton, Jr. North Nashville Transit Center will greatly improve access to job opportunities, workforce skills training for residents, and provide better access to health care and other needed services, creating a level of equity, through transit offerings.
Nashville history will also be put on display at the new Transit Center.
“The North Nashville Transit Center will feature space for art and historical displays. The community is assisting in the curation effort which will be led by the Don Hardin Group,” according to WeGo. “It is designed to be a place to share the past, present, and future of North Nashville and the lives of the people who have made a difference in the community.”
During last year’s State of the Metro Address, Mayor John Cooper announced a $53 million investment in the WeGo Transit Service.
“This allotment will allow WeGo to advance its goals toward an equitable public transit system in alignment with the recently adopted Nashville Transportation Plan and to better provide service to Nashvillians,” WeGo said at the time.
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