Huntsville Announces New ‘Transit Transfer’ Transportation Station as City Builds Mixed-Use Areas, Greyhound Abruptly Suspends All Inter-city Bus Service
The City of Huntsville announces a construction contract for its new transit transfer station, and the Greyhound Bus inter-city stops service abruptly stops without notice.
Big things are happening in Huntsville, AL — known as the “Rocket City” with transportation and mixed-use construction plans in the works. Meanwhile, the inter-city Greyhound bus service quietly stopped operating out of Huntsville, and the reason may not be so clear after you find out their explanation. Read to the end to get the details.
The City of Huntsville announced on 23 September 2022 that it has a contract with construction firm Consolidated Construction Company to build a new transit transfer station at 521 Pratt Ave — not far from the “Five Points” community as well as being close to downtown Huntsville. (Source: Huntsvilleal.gov)
The new station is a 3,800 sq. ft. facility that will be built on land “adjacent to the current facility on Church Street.” The interior of the new building will have comfortable seating with ports to charge mobile devices, a break area for employees, and a ticketing office. The exterior will have a 400-ft. bus platform, digital signage, an office for the platform manager, and 45-ft. covered bays to shield passengers from bad weather. (Source: Huntsvilleal.gov)
Huntsvilleal.gov also revealed, “When the new station opens, the old station will become a bus cleaning, fueling, and service center.”
The funding for the new transit transfer station was “made possible by a 12.5 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration, which will cover 80% of the cost with the City funding the remainder.” (Source: Huntsvilleal.gov)
The director of Huntsville’s Parking and Public Transportation, Quisha Bryant said the following about the new transfer transit station:
“Our customers value operational efficiency, but their safety is also critical. The new station really accentuates those priorities. We hope our current and future…