This college town built a multi-modal transit center which has been the catalyst for economic development in the area to the tune of 100 million dollars.
Kent, Ohio which is home to Kent State University decided that they needed to replace a transit transfer hub that was situated on the campus and where parking was restricted to university pass holders. So they built a beautiful Central Gateway center which “features parking spaces and bicycle storage available to the public. It keeps bus and car traffic separate for improved safety. It boasts indoor and outdoor waiting areas. It provides easy access to the Portage Hike and Bike Trail network. And it offers connections to the nearby cities of Akron, Youngstown, and Cleveland.”
Find out more at the USDOT blog Fast Lane
So why not our college town?