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New Macomb transportation garage loaded with new features

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MACOMB, Ill. (WGEM) -

You might be used to seeing Macomb's city buses parked all over the city.

But soon, all city transportation vehicles will be under one big roof. But this isn't your normal garage.

The city's new public transportation facility is filled with a lot of new upgrades. The 70,000 square foot facility is energy efficient, as it's partially lit with solar sky lights. All 45 vehicles the city uses will be housed indoors, and will be kept at a constant 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Transit Director Gary Ziegler says the upgraded facility will help keep the vehicles in better condition, for a longer amount of time. He also says Macomb residents could notice a difference too, because when their vehicles are getting serviced quicker, it could reduce delays for bus riders.

Ziegler says the new upgrade will cost about $11.5 million dollars, and was funded by eight different grants they received over the years.

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