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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Bus Shelter Donated by Publix Charities

Tuesday, February 16th there was a ribbon cutting for a new bus shelter at Lake Miriam Shopping Center, located to the North of Publix, dedicated for use by the citizens of the Lakeland area.

2/16/2010

Tuesday, February 16th there was a ribbon cutting for a new bus shelter at Lake Miriam Shopping Center, located to the North of Publix, dedicated for use by the citizens of the Lakeland area. The shelter was purchased and installed by Publix Charities under the Citrus Connection’s Community Bus Shelter Program. The shelter serves an average 95 daily transit riders boarding Routes 30, 31 and 33 at that location. Commissioner Don Selvage, Lakeland Area Mass Transit District Board member, thanked Publix Charities for the shelter and amenities and the Publix Corporation for their caring attitude of putting public transit riders first. Ms. Shannon Patten, Publix’ Media and Community Relations Manager for the Lakeland Division, cut the ribbon. Attendees included Greg Chambliss, Publix District Manager, Edd Dean, Manager of the Lake Miriam Publix, Citrus Connection staff and other invited guests including transit riders waiting for their bus. Lakeland Area Mass Transit District (LAMTD), doing business as the Citrus Connection, was established 28 years ago to operate public transportation in the Lakeland area. The combined routes cover over 7,500 miles per day and annually provides nearly two (2) million rides. The District also provides contract service to Winter Haven, Bartow, Auburndale and Polk County.



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