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Rep. Bustos Cuts Ribbon On Newly Renovated Rockford Mass Transit District

Chase Cavanaugh

U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos took part in a ribbon cutting Wednesday for a newly renovated city bus depot in Rockford.

The Rockford Mass Transit District began renovation in February of last year. The renovation nearly doubles the depot’s size and includes charging stations and improved access for those with disabilities. Bustos says she was able to secure $3.3 million in funding for the project from the Federal Transit Administration. The other $5 million came from IDOT.  Rep. Bustos credits state and federal cooperation for the renovation’s success.

“I look at any project, whether it’s at the Chicago Rockford International Airport, whether it’s here at the Mass Transit District," she said. "Whatever it is, when we come together, that’s how we make things happen.”

The Rockford Mass Transit District provides more than 1.6 million rides per year, and extends to Loves Park, Machesney Park, and Belvidere.