Bus shelter, tree plantings planned

MONTGOMERY – A River Valley Transit bus stop on Main Street will be made into a shelter for patrons, according to Mayor Andrew Onufrak II.

“We’re moving it from the corner of Main and Montgomery streets closer to the middle of the shopping district to eliminate a bus from having to stop at the corner bus stop,” he said.

Onufrak said the shelter will be equipped with solar panels and provide low lighting as to not upset drivers or residents.

Onufrak also said 47 trees are to be planted before Arbor Day as part of the Revitalize Montgomery efforts to use a state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant to help towns along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. The grants are facilitated by the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership.

Several Pennsylvania College of Technology students will volunteer their time on the project, he said, but other volunteers are needed to prepare the soil when the trees arrive and on the day they are planted in about three weeks.