Route 14 will take over COSMIX shuttle stop

       The embarcation point for a temporary, COSMIX-related shuttle service is slated to become a permanent bus stop for Route 14 after the new Bijou Street bridge is finished.
       Crews were beginning the relocation of the bus shelter last week. It will be on the east side of Spruce Street south of the intersection of Spruce and Bijou, around the corner from the old stop.
       A small shopping center is at the location. The old Route 14 bus stop, next to the 7-Eleven, will be reactivated when the bridge project is over, according to Corinne Donahue of Mountain Metro Transit.
       Another temporary bus stop resulting from the project will be on the west side of Spruce Street just north of the Bijou-Spruce intersection. It will be in place From January to October, while the the stop in front of the Clarion Hotel will go away. Neither stop will be used after the project, Donahue said.
       The 17-seat shuttle will run every 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily between there and a new stop downtown across from the library on Cascade Avenue. Mike Morrisey, who owns Drive-In liquor store in the shopping center, said he is concerned about the possibility of transients hanging out at the stop, as they did at the former site near the 7-Eleven. However, he pledged to tell anyone drinking there to move on.

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