The City of Madera has installed 40 new custom-designed Madera Area Transit bus shelters as the first phase of the transit system’s plan to continue improving the bus service, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday to officially open the new shelters.
The shelters were almost entirely funded through grants, and not the city’s general fund.
Daniel Abdella, grants administrator for the city, said the design, manufacturing and installation of the shelters took more than two years. Abdella said the project benefited from the participation of virtually every city department.
According to Abdella, the Transit Advisory Board provided general oversight, the Beautification Committee selected the aesthetic features and the Americans with Disability Act Advisory Committee made sure the project incorporated the concerns of the disabled...