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Albany bus stops get upgrades thanks to grant

Some Albany bus stops will be getting upgrades because of a grant. (Source: WALB) Some Albany bus stops will be getting upgrades because of a grant. (Source: WALB)
The one on Broad Avenue in front of the old VA clinic does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Source: WALB) The one on Broad Avenue in front of the old VA clinic does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Source: WALB)
Albany Transportation Director David Hamilton (Source: WALB) Albany Transportation Director David Hamilton (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Bus stops across Albany will be getting some much needed updates.

The one on Broad Avenue in front of the old VA clinic does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

It will get a new access ramp and a padded bench.

The first bus stop on the list for work is the one at a busy medical center in northwest Albany.

"Phoebe has a medical center. A lot of passengers are there. A lot of elderly people are there. And currently there is no bench or shelter. So we would just like to make passengers amenities a little bit better as they wait for their transportation," said Albany Transportation Director David Hamilton.

The new bench and shelter at the Phoebe Meredyth stop will cost about $14,000.

Hamilton said that they're doing a needs assessment now and that a list of bus stops is being developed.

The total grant money is $250,000 and is a mix of federal, state and local funds.

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