Albany Transportation Center

The City of Albany and the Georgia Department of Transportation propose to construct the New Albany Multimodal Transportation Center in downtown Albany.  The site is currently comprised of four parcels and a public alley that would be incorporated into the proposed transportation center.  The largest site is privately owned and houses the intercity bus terminal and the interim Albany Transit System (ATS) transit station, along with paved drives and parking lots.  The remaining parcels include single story masonry buildings, parking lots, driveways, grassed areas, and a public alley.

During the late 1990s, the ATS transfer center was on Pine Street in the downtown area; in 2000 it was relocated to the Albany Civic Center on West Oglethorpe Boulevard, east of the current site. In Summer 2001 the transfer center was relocated to its current location as a temporary location until the City could determine a permanent site.

The Project will make permanent the existing ATS bus transfer location. The transportation center will include a one-story, approximately 10,330 square foot building in the northeastern corner of the site. The building will serve the day-to-day ATS operational needs, including ticketing and waiting areas where the main bus transfer operations would occur. Additionally, it will provide the daily operational needs of the intercity bus service. More specific uses and square footages allotted for each area will be determined during the building plan development process.

The site will contain two bus bays for intercity bus operations, a covered pedestrian island and bus bays for 12 buses oriented north-south between West Oglethorpe Boulevard and West Highland Avenue. Buses will enter/exit via West Oglethorpe Boulevard and West Highland Avenue. A drive/parking area accessed from South Jackson Street will serve employee and center visitor parking, curbside drop-off and pick-up, taxi service, and off-street loading and service vehicles. Approximately 25 parking spaces will be provided on the site for center-related parking. In addition, up to 17 spaces will be provided for public parking. On-street parking will remain along South Jackson Street and West Highland Avenue.

The proposed site will be developed to promote safe and efficient modal operations and circulation with a goal of minimizing the opportunities for conflicts between non-motorized and motorized modes of transportation. This includes striping, signage and crosswalks. Additional landscape and streetscape features are proposed to enhance safety and aesthetics.
The public alley between West Oglethorpe and West Highland Avenue will be closed at South Jackson Street; however, it would remain open west of the project site to Jefferson Street to permit access to neighboring parcels.

 

ERRATA Notice

for

Albany Multimodal Transportation Center

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

February 20, 2019

 The City of Albany and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) inadvertently included some typographical errors in the following documents linked on this page.

1.  The Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) dated Sunday, December 9, 2018, was signed on Monday, December 10, 2018.

2.  On Page 6 of 12 in the FONSI, in the second paragraph, the “Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)” should read “Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)” and it was fully executed on December 10, 2018.

We regret any confusion that may have arisen from these errors.