New transit center dedicated to Allen Roth in ribbon-cutting

Cindy and Steve Roth, the wife and son of the late Allen Roth, address the crowd at the Mission transit center dedication.

The new Mission transit center at 5251 Johnson Drive was dedicated this morning with a ceremony that honored former Westwood Hills Mayor E. Allen Roth, for whom the center is named.

Roth, who died in May, served as mayor for 14 years and was on the transit council for eight years. Roth’s son, Steve, and widow, Cindy, spoke at the ceremony which was attended by a crowd of mayors, city councilors, county commissioners, state representatives, city staff and Chamber members.

The transit center, between Johnson Drive and Martway is part of a larger transit project that includes multiple transit stations from Mission down to 119th Street and Metcalf.

The ribbon is cut for the ceremonial opening of the new transit center. An earlier ceremony was postponed because of weather.