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Hobby Lobby donates land for Oklahoma City transit hub plans

Posted: 3:01 PM, Jun 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-10 16:01:54-04
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Retailer Hobby Lobby is donating an acre of land for the expansion of a commuter bus hub in southwest Oklahoma City.

Michael Scoggins, a spokesman for the metro transit agency Embark, says the site will be expanded from two shelters to an open-air hub with bathrooms, more lighting, improved weather shelters and route information technology.

Embark director Jason Ferbache says the current hub can become congested. It's the second busiest stop in the bus system.

He says the agency hopes to acquire a 1.19-acre parcel of land by the donated property for the new site.

Transit officials are also considering the new location for a potential rapid transit bus corridor to offer express buses for commuters. Plans for the area's first rapid transit bus line are underway in northwest Oklahoma City.

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