Southeast Missouri State University is hoping that a transportation nexus will boost shuttle usage on Southeast's campus. Plans for the structure are underway for the 2013-2014 school year. The facility will replace the open-air waiting area, and provide restrooms, Wi-Fi access, and a vending area to serve students while they wait. The university hopes that this structure, which can hold over 100 students, will encourage students to utilize the shuttle service and cut down on vehicle congestion across the campus. 250 thousand dollars of the nearly 650 thousand dollar total cost will come from funding by the Federal Transit Authority and the Missouri Department of Transportation. The remainder of the funding comes from general-revenue bonds let by Southeast in 2008. Bids will be announced February 14th, with an scheduled start date of March 18. The structure has a completion date of July 31st, right before the start of the school year.
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