— The Michigan Department of Transportation is closing its Lanesville Lanes bus stop and bus stop next year, according to a memo sent to employees Thursday.
The closure was announced by Transportation Secretary Mike Cramer, who wrote in the memo to employees that it will be the last Lanes tolled bus stop in the state.
The department said it will have to close the Lanes by March 31, 2019.
Cramer wrote that he’s asking employees to work on improving the department’s facilities and its communication with the community.
He said he’s looking for more ways to communicate with the communities that support the department.
The memo was posted on the department website and on the agency’s website, where it was met with a flurry of negative comments.
“What the hell is this?
It’s just plain stupid,” one employee wrote.
“We are just being told to be more accountable and be responsible.”
“I’m disappointed,” another employee responded.
“It’s been going on for a long time, and we’re not even halfway through this.
It’s going to be a while before we can actually get to a point where we can say we’re going to close.””
It’s a bad sign that this is happening and not addressing the underlying problems that lead to the problem,” another wrote.
The state also announced plans for a new bus terminal that would be built at the same location, but would be a bus stop.
Cranston County officials said in a statement that they are “encouraging the administration to use all options to ensure the safety and well-being of the community and to protect all citizens, including the disabled and seniors.”