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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

July 17, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some Albany Bus riders and business owners are opposed to moving the bus station from Oglethorpe Boulevard to Roosevelt Avenue.  

The City held two public meetings Thursday on the environmental assessment for the proposed Mutimodal Transit Center Project.   The city has been studying and planning since 1999 to move out of the Bus station on Oglethorpe, to a proposed city opened spot on Roosevelt Avenue near Flint Avenue.

 Bus passenger Mattie Poole says the proposed site is too inconvenient. Poole said "Especially for your older people and people traveling with children. You have too far to walk and it puts you nowhere."

Bus passenger Carlton Arnold said he thinks the station needs to stay where it is. Arnold said "It has assets to every type of business you need. You have Jimmy's Hot Dogs, you have the banks, the restaurants, all in this area. I think it would be a travesty to move it."

Chamber members and other riders also voiced opposition to moving the Transit Center to the proposed site.

 City officials say they have to conduct these public hearings as part of the process for receiving federal and state money to build the New Transit Center, which if approved would open in 2010.

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