Lowell Welcomes New Bus Shelters


Original Post on Lowell Sun

City and regional transit officials unveiled the first of what will eventually be 13 new bus-stop shelters around Lowell on Tuesday, noting the shelters are particularly helpful in the winter for chilly commuters.

The initiative was started by Mayor Patrick Murphy as a means of not only protecting riders from inclement weather, but also encouraging more people to use public transportation. The shelters, which were purchased by the Lowell Regional Transit Authority, were funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

“A developed country is not one in which the poor have cars, but one in which the rich use public transportation,” Murphy said, quoting the mayor of Bogota, Colombia, with a shelter at Lincoln Park on Chelmsford Street as his backdrop.

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