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Houston METRO to break ground on transit center


Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas, plans Aug. 20 to break ground for its Downtown Transit Center and Administration Office Building.

Last month, METRO’s board awarded Manhattan Construction Co. the $41 million construction contract. Plans for the 14-story building include a METRO RideStore, Lost & Found office and a METRO Police storefront. A covered transit center with nine bus bays would be adjacent to a METRORail station.

"We are excited to soon have one central location where our patrons can conventiently access bus and light rail service," said METRO President and Chief Executive Officer Shirley DeLibero in a prepared statement.

The transit center portion is scheduled to be complete when METRORail operations begin in early 2004; the office building is slated to open in 2005.

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