The outdoor pomp will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Tracy Transit Station at 50 E. Sixth St.
Mayor Brent Ives is scheduled to recognize local dignitaries, and architects and work crews, and officials from the San Joaquin County Governments will be on hand to say a few words as well.
A reception will follow a ribbon-cutting, and the public can tour the building, finger food will be served and music will entertain the crowd, said Kim Scarlata of Tracy’s parks department, which oversees the city’s buses.
The new station is expected to be a public transportation hub after it opens, where people can go to catch a bus. But the 9,521-square-foot building also has public meeting and conference rooms available to rent, and the place is bedecked with public art.
Money to pay for the $12.3 million station came from the state and federal government, the city, and sales taxes. The California Transportation Commission put in $7.3 million; $4.1 million was used from Measure K, the ongoing half-cent sales tax; Tracy put in $250,000, and other government money totaling about $650,000 was also used, said Ed Lovell, an analyst in the parks department.
The station has 220 parking spaces.
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WHAT: Tracy Transit Station grand opening
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Monday
WHERE: Transit Center, 50 E. Sixth St.