Transportation Hub coming to GJ

Alayna Jones, Editor

 Grand Junction has a mobility hub coming their way! According to Western Slope Now, the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program was created as a result of the recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which has provided the Western Slope with $46 million to improve infrastructure and provide new transportation hubs. $24 million of the grant will go to the Westward Three project which includes Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Grand Junction, Alamosa, and Pueblo.The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides funding for infrastructure improvements to be made throughout the country. Specifically, Grand Junction will be using the funding to construct a mobility hub to provide different options for those who do not have access to a vehicle or other typical ways of transportation. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission states “Mobility hubs are places in a community that bring together public transit, bike share, car share and other ways for people to get where they want to go without a private vehicle.” The purpose of these mobility hubs is to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by having a more sustainable  and affordable way of getting to work, school, etc. The people of Grand Junction should expect their mobility hub to be up and running by 2025.