by Ray Anthony
The one year old, $1-2 million Marq-Tran bus station, constructed centrally in downtown Marquette, is now comfortably serving, what once was, a growing need for such a transfer station located in the downtown Marquette area. The inception-construction began in mid-September of '11 and opened on a timely basis in Spring of '13. Since the opening, the transfer station has faced no further growing-pains.
Marquette's Marq-Tran newly constructed, 1,500 square foot building, open from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm, will offer a waiting area, restrooms and an office. Buses will have a rear of building, partial canopy cover pick-up / drop-off. Third street will also afford some additional parking near the Marq-Tran station.
The Marq-Tran transfer station is centrally located downtown at 150 Spring Street and the corner of third Street, the opposite corner from the historic Marquette County Court House, where most of the film, 'Anatomy of a Murder,' was filmed.
Downtown Marquette shoppers and the area at large is now being offered convenience, safety and shelter from the Upper Peninsula inclement weather at the 150 Spring Street address. The former site, located at Bluff Street, only offered a bus-stop shelter.
For more information on transportation and a myriad of activities in and around the Marquette are, one may wish to visit the site-seeing starting point, at the Lake Superior Community Partnership, or the Marquette Chamber of Commerce.