HAGERSTOWN -- A new County Commuter transfer center proposed for downtown Hagerstown stands a good chance of getting about $839,000 in federal stimulus money, Washington County Public Works Director Joseph Kroboth said this week.
Combined with two other potential grants, the stimulus money would reduce Washington County's share of the $1.5 million project to about $420,000, Kroboth said.
When the project was first proposed last fall, officials thought the county would have to contribute more than $800,000.
The new transfer center is proposed for a row of mostly vacant lots the county purchased last year at the corner of West Franklin and Prospect streets. It would include spaces for County Commuter busses, a commuter waiting area with benches and canopies, a driver breakroom, and a tree-lined parking lot with about 83 permit-only parking spaces, Kroboth said.
The transfer center would replace the county's current transfer point under the railroad bridge on West Washington Street.