Starting in early 2023, the new SMTD bus transfer facilities will be fully operational. The transfer center will be located just west of 11th Street and south of East Washington Street. The new transfer center facilities will include an indoor and outdoor space for passengers to wait for their bus. The indoor facility will include vending services as well as indoor restrooms.
The new facility will have numerous digital monitors displaying real-time route information and other SMTD messages. Passengers will be able to purchase passes they now get at SMTD’s main facility on 9th Street at a customer service window inside the new transfer center building, and Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) will allow passengers to purchase or load fare cards on their own without having to wait at a window. Additional shelters will be available under larger canopies to provide shelter from the elements when waiting outside.
Also, passengers and other passersby will also be able to view a large public mural that will be installed near the outdoor seating areas. There will be another large public mural installed that will face the 10th Street railroad tracks. Learn more about the large public murals here
By 2025, the SMTD transfer center will connect by a sky bridge over the 10th Street Railroad tracks after the completion of the other facility which will include Amtrak services, county square, parking garage and other amenities.