The project is a few years in the making as Venango County works toward creating a more suitable place to house its public transit vehicles. Earlier steps in the long range project, which is a collaboration between the county and PennDOT, included demolition of the former parking garage between Elm and Seneca streets and the construction of a parking lot, bus stop shelter and bike maintenance area along the newly recreated Clifford Street.
Once complete, the building at Duncomb and Elm streets will provide storage and service areas for the Crawford Area Transit Authority (CATA), which runs the Venango County bus and shared-ride programs. The $9.5 million facility will also include administrative offices and space for neighboring PennDOT to maintain its administrative vehicles.
The project is being funded through the Federal Transit Administration, PennDOT Bureau of Public Transportation, and Venango County.
(Editor's Note: This article was edited after publication to include additional information on the project.)