Travel made easier for EWU commuters with this new addition


Keri Kelly

The plaza will replace the old EWU bus station.

By Michael Spearman, Contributor

Students and staff that travel to and from campus are getting a major upgrade to the way they travel. 

Eastern has been in the process of building a new bus plaza located right outside Patterson on Elm Street. 

The new plaza is projected to be finished sometime in late February but won’t have a ribbon-cutting event until spring due to weather conditions and pandemic safety. The bus station will be equipped with wind barriers, heat, and real-time scheduling screens resulting in an easier and more comfortable process of travel for those who use the bus transportation. 

The 1500-square foot project which is being funded by Washington State Legislature costed 1.3 million dollars coming from its Regional Mobility Grant Program. 

Students and staff with a valid EagleCard can ride any Spokane Transit for free.