Grant Transit Authority Announces New General Manager & Operations Manager
Grant County, WA, October 2, 2015: GTA is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Wagner to the position of General Manager and Jim Ackley to the position of Operations Manager.
Michael Wagner has worked in transit for many years starting as a Coach Operator and advancing over the years to his current position of General Manager. He has the fresh perspective that Grant Transit is looking for and the experience in transit to help GTA keep moving forward. Expect to see many positive changes heading up to the opening of GTA new transit center in August 2016.
Jim Ackley will be a great addition to the Grant Transit team. He and Michael have worked together in transit management in the past and plan to use their experience to enhance GTA's routes and customer service to meet the needs of the growing community that we serve.
Proposed GTA Multimodal Transit Center in downtown Moses Lake!
GTA is working on an exciting project that will greatly enhance your travel experience and opportunities within Moses Lake and all of Grant County. Property has been purchased in downtown Moses Lake on the corner of So. Division and W. Fifth Avenue which was formerly a church and later converted to a funeral home.
Planning is underway to construct a transit center with passenger amenities to include an enclosed waiting area; public restrooms; covered outdoor waiting area; customer information and pass sales; bicycle storage lockers; taxi drop-off/pick-up area; public park & ride lot with an electric vehicle charging station; transfers to inter-city transportation; a meeting room available for community events and a video camera surveillance system to enhance public safety and security.
GTA has applied for a Regional Mobility Program Grant through the Washington State Department of Transportation, which if approved, will pay up to 80% of the cost of the new transit center.
Stay tuned for project updates.
Demolition begins for new Grant Transit center in Moses Lake! Click on photo to view video.
Barbara J. Vasquez
Judge J. Knodell