BELTON — The Hill Country Transit District cut the ribbon on the front door of its 30,000-square-foot operations facility in Belton Friday during an open house for board members.
Robert Ator, director of urban operations, said he did not know the cost of the facility, which will house many of the district’s HOP buses, but more information will be released during a media tour in March.
The new facility, located west of Belton on U.S. Highway 190, is an upgrade from its 7,000-square-foot facility in Killeen.
“It’s a great change,” Ator said. “It’s a building that we designed just to meet our needs.”
Relocation of equipment and vehicles will continue next week, Ator said.
The new facility will greatly expand the regional transportation provider’s storage, training and other operations capabilities.
“We’ve been working on this project for the past three years and we are glad to start operations next week,” Ator said.
Hill Country Transit District operates 14 fixed routes, and one express route between the cities of Copperas Cove to Temple, Belton, Killeen and Harker Heights.
The regional mass transportation provider also operates rural and para-transit services.