Gettysburg Transit Center Ribbon-Cutting

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June 18, 2012Location: Sparks, Maryland

The York Adams Transportation Authority (YATA) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 14, 2012, at the newly constructed Gettysburg Transit Center.  This transit hub will provide a much-needed redevelopment opportunity for the Gettysburg community and tourists visiting one of the nation's most famous small towns.

The transit center is located one block from the Gettysburg square within the Gettysburg Battlefield Historic District, and situated on a rail line opposite the historic Gettysburg Railroad Station. The architectural and site design for the transit center was developed using a design compatible with existing historic structures, including the nearby railroad station.  

The facility consists of a 1,500 SF bus transfer center, outdoor open and covered plaza areas, patron seat walls, bicycle facilities, landscaping and water quality rain gardens, lighting, wayfinding signage, historic panels, and other site amenities. YATA will use this facility as part of the existing trolley service to the downtown, community and nearby Gettysburg Battlefield and attractions.  The transit center also provides access to existing Freedom Transit bus/trolley operations, serves as a boarding location for the rabbitEXPRESS service between Gettysburg and Harrisburg, and is positioned to be a station for potential future commuter rail travel.

JMT was responsible for the overall project management, preparing the final construction plans and specifications, bidding services, and providing post-award construction management and inspection on behalf of YATA.  In addition, JMT staff secured local land development and zoning approvals for the proposed site development and provided final civil/site construction plans, MEP and structural building design plans.