Concord City Council Debates Bus Stop Location

Concord City Council Debates Bus Stop Location
June 12, 2024

The Capital Area Transit stop on North Main Street sits between two driveways for the law firm of Gallagher, Callaham and Gartrell.

City councilors debated moving the stop on Monday.

To Fred Keach, an at-large city councilor, the stop outside the law offices has become a ‘complete magnet’ of problems. ‘I can tell you as a resident of downtown, I honestly feel held hostage by the homeless population,’ he said. ‘That’s not to blame them or demonize them as a group, but the idea of coexisting is not where it is at now.’

Earlier this year, Ari Pollack, an attorney at Gallagher, Callahan and Gatrell, asked the city to move the location of the bus stop over safety concerns.

Councilors ultimately voted to direct city staff to evaluate alternative locations for a stop.

A vote on moving the location will come at a future meeting.