Transfer station gets green light for Bluefield Area Transit
The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) has announced that Bluefield Area Transit (BAT) will build a bus transfer station in the city utilizing grant funding from the Federal Transit Administration.
Swope Construction, headquartered in Huntington with an office in Bluefield, won the $2.7 million bid to build the facility, said Bill Robinson, director of the state Division of Public Transit.
BAT serves Mercer and McDowell counties. In 2019, BAT carried nearly 212,000 passengers — including 127,983 elderly and 15,966 passengers with disabilities — a total of 799,938 miles.
Robinson said a transfer station in Bluefield was necessary to keep riders out of the weather while waiting to transfer to…