Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 21, 2013

Bluefield Area Transit to move to John Nash Boulevard in November

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — The Bluefield Area Transit is preparing to move to its new location in just a few short weeks.

The transit system will begin moving to John Nash Boulevard the second week in November, City Manager Jim Ferguson said. Most of the building at Exit 1 is complete with just a few odds and ends to finish up, Ferguson said.

“Nothing too significant, just a matter of wrapping up loose ends,” Ferguson said. “I like to call this building the Taj Mahal compared to the building they are in.”

With the new transit building so close to the interstate, it will make it much more convenient for buses getting on and off the interstate, Ferguson said. Plus the new activity on John Nash Boulevard will hopefully be a start to attracting other enterprises to the area, Ferguson said.

Ferguson added that there are tentative plans for the old N&W Freight Station building. “We are hoping to use it for storage for holiday of lights display and also maybe a section for public works and parks and recreation,” he said.

In the meantime, officials are simply preparing for the transit move.

“Everyone is very excited about the move and looking forward to what this new location will hold for Bluefield and the transit,” Ferguson said.