By ANGIE GAMEZ
Special to the PRESS
After eight years in the making, the Island Metro Multi-Modal Facility is complete.
The facility, located at 321 Padre Boulevard, opens on Friday, July and the public is invited to the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony starting at 10:00 a.m.
Nikki Soto, Public Information Officer, said, “the facility will be named after South Padre Island’s longest serving mayor, Robert N. Pinkerton, Jr., in honor of his dedication and contribution to the City.” A great turnout is expected and following the ceremony visitors may tour the building and enjoy refreshments.
“The new Multimodal Project will provide much needed passenger amenities, driver amenities, administrative offices and rental space,” said Jesse Arriaga, Transit Director with the City of South Padre Island. Some of these amenities include lighting, security, bathrooms, ample seating, vending machines, and a climate controlled waiting area. This new facility will house the Transit Department, Shoreline Department, and Visitor’s Center. There will also be lease space available for transit related businesses.
The multi-modal facility will serve as a transportation hub for the eastern Cameron County Texas region. The hub will include a transfer station to be used by Island Metro, Valley Metro, future intercity bus providers, charter buses, and taxis.
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