It was an idea birthed seven years ago that saw its fulfillment as RENEW dedicated its new bus barn at its Service Center on South Sheridan Avenue Thursday. The state-of-the art, 45-hundred square foot building includes hot water radiant floor heat, five drive-thru stalls, a wash bay and was built to improve the safety for RENEW’s clients and help extend the life of the transportation fleet used by the non-profit.
Larry Samson, CEO of RENEW saw a silver lining in a faltering economy
An upside to a downsized economy, RENEW got the building at half the original bid; the cost—a half million dollars. Funding sources included WYDOT which administered Federal Transit Authority funds, the USDA helped with grant and loan money, the city waived permit fees and support also came in from the County Commissioners and community members.
Tenacity paid off for RENEW’s Project Development Director Jeff Foster
RENEW’s transportation fleet handles 22-3000 rides each month, mostly from its clients, but the public can also take advantage of the transportation. The cost is $2.25 per ride one way and rides must be arranged ahead of time. Call RENEW at 672-7481 for pick-up information.