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Local transit facility renovations completed

Public transit services will be able to grow and change to keep up with the needs of area residents as a result of a $2.9 million renovation project completed over the past 10 months to the Transportation for Logan County facility at 315 W. Auburn Ave.

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Transportation for Logan County, 315 W. Auburn Ave., will unveil renovations completed to the facility during an open house from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Micah Rotroff, a TLC mechanic, works Monday to wash a transit vehicle in the new bus wash bay. ABOVE: Denise Birt, Tri-County Community Action executive director, stands in the conference room of the newly renovated office. BELOW: The remodeled building pictured behind the sign at the property’s entrance houses the agency’s fleet of 14 vehicles. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | MANDY LOEHR)

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Crews from Thomas and Marker Construction have completed numerous updates at the facility through an effort completely financed by an Ohio Department of Transportation grant that utilizes federal stimulus dollars.

A new vehicle maintenance building has been constructed, while another building was revamped to house the agency’s fleet of 14 vehicles. Improvements also were made to the office space to upgrade technology and add amenities for TLC drivers.

Officials with Tri-County Community Action will host an open house to unveil these renovations from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the transit facility, with a dedication ceremony slated for noon. Refreshments will be served.

“It feels so good to be here,” Denise Birt, Tri-County Community Action executive director, said Monday while walking through the updated facility. She said employees began moving into the space last week.

“I think we’re all very proud of our new space.

“We’re excited to show the public all of these changes and all of the new opportunities that the project will afford. As a result of these renovations, the facility should last for many years into the future and will be an asset for our community.”

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