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City Utilities Celebrates Opening of New Maintenance Campus

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The century-old building houses 40 buses. It's expected to reduce the wear and tear on the 40-foot vehicles. There's also an enhanced security system on the entire campus.
SPRINGFEILD, Mo. -- City Utilities has a new maintenance campus.

Officials with the Federal Transit Administration were on hand for a ribbon cutting and dedication Friday morning at the facility at Boonville and Locust.

The century-old building houses 40 buses. It's expected to reduce the wear and tear on the 40-foot vehicles. There's also an enhanced security system on the entire campus.

City Utilities General Manager Scott Miller says there will eventually be larger, more technically advanced buses.

"You know, at one time we had more than 4 million rides back in the 1950s and today we have about 1.6 to 1.7 million riders a year, so we anticipate our ridership growing over time and we want to be a great asset or our community to get people to and from work and to and home play."

The project was funded through two federal grants worth $9.1 million.
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