A cold brisk morning on Friday, November 18th didn’t stop the Village of Homer from celebrating the opening of the newly installed bus shelter in front of the Village of Homer Fire Department.
The Village of Homer Deputy Mayor Pat Clune spoke before cutting the bright red ribbon in front of the shelter.
“This project is in line with the Village comprehensive plan goal to improve, develop, and promote the use of public transportation.” Clune said during the ribbon cutting ceremony.
The achievement of constructing the bus shelter was an important one for the Village. The Village was able to purchase the shelter from a grant provided by Cortland County in the amount of $10,000 dollars. The Village of Homer then contributed another $4,481 dollars to pay for the man hours needed to install the shelter.
The Village also had multiple options in picking for the design of the bus shelter to ensure the new shelter maintained a historic look within the village.
The bus shelter is handicap accessible, provides a charging station, light inside during evening hours, benches, and will feature an information board on bus routes in the county. Power in the shelter is provided by two solar panels installed on the roof.