The new facility is a pre-engineered metal and
brick building with 9,582 square feet, split between
administration, garage and maintenance use
The official ribbon cutting ceremony opens new facility
The $2.6 facility is officially dedicated
Cub Scout Pack 436 and Girl Scout Pack 4095
led those attending in the Pledge of Allegiance
The Little Kanawha Bus Center at Mt. Zion was dedicated Thursday, with officials expressing appreciation for the perseverance and work that it has taken over time to complete the $2.6 million project.
LK Transit Authority President Rick Sampson said, "It always takes people sticking to the task to get things done," and overcoming numerous hurdles when the project got stuck.
L to R - LK Transit Board President Richard
Sampson, LK Bus Administrator Darlene Crane, and
Paul Mattox, Jr., WV Dept. of Transportation
Paul A. Mattox, Jr. Secretary of the WV Department of Transportation and long-time Executive Director of the WV Division of Public Transportation, spoke about the importance of public transportation in the state's rural counties.
A number of state and regional officials and
community members attended the dedication
President Sampson acknowledged the dedicated service
of his board members (L to R) Doug Skeen, Jean
Simers, Candance Westfall and Diane Ludwig
The LK Bus started operations in 1999, with service initially provided to Calhoun, then expanded to Roane and Jackson County.
The service provides employment to 14 full-time and one part-time individuals.
The LK Bus has provided about 275,000 rides since it started operation.
The Mt. Zion UM Church provided a lunch for those attending