Birmingham Intermodal Facility Project Team Named Finalist by Urban Land Institute for Excellence in the Public Realm

August 21, 2018

The Birmingham Intermodal Facility is a multi-building transportation hub linking Amtrak, Greyhound, Megabus, municipal bus (MAX), bicycles, ride-sharing, and pedestrians on 3 blocks in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Located in the heart of Birmingham’s City Center District, it is unique in its ability to bring many options under one roof, providing convenient transportation alternatives for citizens and serves as a welcoming gateway for visitors.

The Intermodal Facility was funded in part through $23.6 million in grants from
the Federal Transit Administration’s Bus and Bus Facilities program and $6 million in city funds attained through a voter-approved bond initiative.

The Intermodal embodies a major public investment in the revitalization of a
long-underutilized area of downtown Birmingham and is becoming the
backbone of the City’s growing transportation network. The transportation hub has become the catalyst for private investment and BJCTA’s first TOD project. This $32 million public investment is driving transit-oriented development (TOD) and the revival of in-town residential, innovative office, hospitality and retail. It has been warmly embraced by the community and has come to represent a true source of civic pride for the citizens of Birmingham. The Intermodal Facility is a project that is helping bring the “magic” back to the Magic City!

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Project Team:

City of Birmingham
Birmingham – Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA)
Amtrak National Railroad Passenger Corporation
Engineering Design Technologies, Inc.
Fischer Studios, Inc.
Giattina Aycock Architecture Studio
Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Hoar Program Management
Rabren General Contractors
Sajjadieh Engineering Group
Taylor + Miree Construction, Inc.
The Pennington Group
Walter Schoel Engineering Company
Wayne J. Griffin Electrical, Inc.
Hoskins Architecture, LLC
Joiner Fire Sprinkler Co., Inc.
Jones Worley
Landscape Workshop
Macknally Ross Land Design
MBA Structural Engineers, Inc.
Niles Bolton Associates
P&M Mechanical, Inc