Finally some good news on the new Birmingham, Alabama Intermodal Transit Center!
According to an article late last week the new facility is under construction and - except for a few thousand honey bees - is right on schedule. The local transit section is expected to open in June 2016 with Amtrak and Greyhound moving in as early as October 2016.
Here's the link: http://www.al.com/ne...d_in_const.html
The facility itself is part of a complete transformation of downtown Birmingham.
The building across the street will be redeveloped as a parking facility with a mix of retail businesses: http://www.al.com/bu..._renovatio.html
A new pedestrian bridge will connect the intermodal station with the popular railroad park area: http://blog.al.com/s.../post_1085.html
Major employers are relocating into largely abandoned historic downtown buildings and a new downtown supermarket is under construction: http://www.al.com/bu...cery_store.html
It's always good to see improved rail passenger facilities. In the case of Birmingham, the improved facility is part of something much bigger and much better for the entire city!