In the News: New Huntsville Transit Transfer Station

new Huntsville Transit transfer station

Things are taking off for the Rocket City’s public transportation system! The new Huntsville Transit transfer station is rolling forward with construction set to begin soon.

About the new station

The new Huntsville Transit transfer station is being funded by a $12.5 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration with the city covering the remaining project costs.

It will be located at 521 Pratt Ave. It will be next to the current Huntsville Transit station on Church Avenue.

But instead of an “out with the old, in with the new” attitude, the old station will be put to good use. In fact, it will become a fueling, cleaning and service center for the buses once the new station opens.

Construction will begin within 10 days after the contractor receives the final go-ahead. The expected completion date will be within a year of the start date.

Top features

For starters, the size is one impressive feature. The new public transit station will be about 3,800 square feet. It will feature a new 400-foot-long bus platform plus a new office for the platform manager.

Added green spaces outside will offer passengers nice, natural waiting areas—weather permitting. There will be more covered bus bays as well as 45-foot bus bays to accommodate larger buses.

More on the project

As for the new Huntsville Transit transfer station, it will include a number of upgrades. First of all, there will be improved security measures with a focus on riders’ comfort.

For instance, riders will be able to enjoy more comfortable seating and waiting areas within the safety of a secure perimeter. Along with a security fence around the grounds, an upgraded video surveillance system will be installed too.

Additional conveniences will be added such as ports to charge mobile devices. There will be designated drop-off and pick-up areas for ride-share services.

New electronic signs will be added to share real-time arrival and departure information for the buses. Plus, the larger facility and upgrades will allow for more routes and options.

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Summary

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