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Mass transit group discusses finding GRTA a new home

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - A planning group tasked with developing and improving the mass transit program continues to meet and hear concerns from several stakeholders. During its second "community conversation" meeting at Adelup, committee chairperson Senator Aline Yamashita spoke about finding new office space for the Guam Regional Transit Authority along with a new area for a bus depot.

"So there's been brainstorming and I've started conversation with the governor's people about the possibility this came from DPW talking about how about if they share office space with the Guam Energy Office 1819 we have thrown out but we haven't got a response there are different things, the mayors said how about they go to Agana where the legislature has some office space and they have a big parking lot the reason why the core circle is looking at DPW, is if they go to DPW then they can share the compound with the plenty of DPW buses there," she said.

GRTA is currently housed at the Manuel F. Leon Guerrero Building in Hagatna, which is owned by the Guam Legislature. Yamashita adds since the initial meeting last week, GRTA approved an invitation for bid for 14 ARRA funded buses that will be fully ADA compliant. She adds because of the procurement process and costs, that number may be reduced to only 10 buses. The next community conversation is set for April 3 at 11 in the morning.

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