Ribbon Cutting for Spartan Rural Mobility Center

Levelland got some national attention recently with the opening of its Spartan Rural Transport Facility ribbon cutting. Though the center had been in use months prior as Hockley County’s 1st COVID 19 Vaccine clinic, months later an event was planned to truly ring in a new era for rural public transportation in the South Plains. The Ribbon Cutting & Open House to showcase the facility was held at 10AM on Tuesday, and there were several keynote speakers. Firstly, William D. Powell, Executive director of South Plains Community Action Association took to the microphone to thank the eager crowd for attending. He took us through the timeline of how rural transport in the area started with only two trucks, and finally years later culminated in the state of the art Spartan Center. Next, Brian Baker the Director for Spartan Transportation thanked his team, and his family. There was a brief, pre-recorded message from Nuria Fernandez, the Deputy Administrator of Federal Transit Administration out of Washington D.C. She spoke on how groundbreaking the facility was, and thanked Spartan, and the community for it’s dedication to increasing vaccine doses in the community. Finally, Eric Garcia, Public Transport Coordinator for TxDOT and Scott Bogren, Executiver Director of the Community Transportation Association of America closed out the ceremony. Mr. Baker cut the ribbon, officially opening the facility for business.

About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at www.klvtradio.com
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