City decides against moving Crescent Halls stop
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville Area Transit will not be moving a bus stop located at a public housing building.
Earlier this year, it was announced that CAT wanted to move the stop at Crescent Halls, which is operated by the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
The building is temporarily vacant while it undergoes a major renovation project.
In April, the Public Housing Association of Residents asked CAT to reconsider plans to move the stop, and it looks like the city has listened.
“A decision has been made and the bus stop will not be moved,” said Interim City Manager Michael Rogers. “The bus stop will not be moved. It will stay right there.”
The stop at Crescent Halls is currently served by Route 6, which travels between the University of Virginia Health System, the Downtown Mall, and the Willoughby Shopping Center.
CAT does have plans to change the route, eliminating the UVA connection, but those plans are currently on hold due to a lack of drivers.