LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The new intermodal transit center in Las Cruces is more than half way complete, according to city officials.
The center will help residents access public transportation by providing multiple services at a central location at the intersection of Alameda and Lohman.
"We're tying in not only our bus system but opportunities for taxi's and other bus systems such as greyhound have already expressed interest in the facility," said Facilities Management Administrator Eric Martin.
Martin said the design of the building will be much like that of city hall.
Services for the public will be on the first floor with all the administrative offices on the second floor.
The building will feature lots of windows and skylights allowing for natural light to fill the rooms saving on energy.
"Not only does it help us under energy efficiency credits but it also makes it for a more pleasant environment for not only the citizens that are visiting, but as well as the employees that are working there," Martin said.
He said energy efficient air conditioning and lighting will also be added to the building.
Martin said those will be key components in helping the building receive LEED certification.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification is a benchmark for green buildings.
Currently, the building is about 60 percent complete with significant progress expected in the next couple of months as crews finish up drywall, plumbing and electrical work.
The building should be ready by late June.
Martin said they are trying to coordinate the completion date with the completion of road work on Alameda.