What used to be five Centro bus stops on Genesee Street in downtown Utica is officially no more.
Instead, commuters who would usually catch the bus at Franklin Square, Lafayette Street, Elizabeth Street and stops in front of APAC and the Radisson Hotel will be getting on at the new bus hub on Elizabeth Street.
With weather like today, many riders say they're glad to have a place to wait inside for their next bus.
"It gives the people the opportunity to sit here and wait for the bus. This weather in Utica is horrible snowing all day. Like I'm doing right now I'm just waiting for the bus," said commuter George Weah.
"It's a good idea but I don't know because the old people can't walk from Genesee Street. I think they should have built it in a different section though," said Troy Janicke.
Officials say with the new hub, it will be safer for passengers who crossed four lanes of traffic on Genesee Street.