Construction has started on a new transportation building in Jacksonville.
The nearly $9 million hurricane resilient structure will house several transportation services, including Jacksonville Transit, Onslow United Transit System, Greyhound, and Amtrak. The station on Marine Boulevard at Thompson Street will adjoin the city’s rails to trails, WITN-TV reports.
“The Mayor and Council are creating a new gateway to our community, with funding support provided by the Federal Transit Administration and North Carolina Department of Transportation,” the broadcaster quoted Transportation Services Director Anthony Prinz as saying
“Once completed, Jacksonville Station will be the epicenter of public transportation for our area, serving local residents and newcomers alike. This is a key asset for Jacksonville, supporting the efficiency, comfort and safety of local and regional public transportation options within our community.”