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Southern W.Va. Transit Service Gets New Facility


A public transit service in southern West Virginia has a new location. An official opening ceremony is planned for Friday morning.

The vehicles of the Bluefield Area Transit, or “B.A.T.” buses, now have a new ‘cave’ to call home… of a sort.

The construction of the administrative and maintenance facilities for BAT is now complete. The public transit program serves Mercer and McDowell counties with routes into Bluefield, Princeton, Athens and Welch.

The new facilities on John Nash Boulevard in Bluefield, are more than 14,000 total square feet, with more than 5,000 square feet serving as administrative offices.

The project cost nearly $3.9 million and was paid for by a federal State of Good Repair Grant administered by the West Virginia Division of Public Transit.

Danhill Construction Company of Gauley Bridge worked on the project.