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New Greyhound Terminal Almost Ready to Open



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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

When passengers start arriving, they will see both sides of 5 of the 6 sections of the terminal are glass.  Sacramento Police Sergeant, Chris Taylor says the crime issues at the old 7th and L station were on the minds of this building's design team.

TAYLOR:"If I'm standing out here in front of the building right now and I look at the building, it's a huge wall of glass and everyone inside can look through and see what I'm doing."

Sac PD is also right next door.

Roger Muckel is manager of Greyhound in Sacramento.  He says the 10,000 square foot building was also designed to be energy efficient.

MUCKEL: "We have the tall volume ceilings which help keep the facility cool.  Sealed cement floors also reduce thermal mass.  And then we also have the natural lighting fixtures." 

The fixtures dim as the outside light becomes brighter.  The city owns the building and the land.  Greyhound is leasing it.  The money from that lease is scheduled to pay off the 7.6 million dollar cost of the project in 20 years.

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