Thinking BIG

In Beckley, West Virginia, planners are thinking BIG- the Beckley Intermodal Gateway, that is, a $24 million transportation hub that is partly funded by FTA grants. Of course, not everyone is getting what they want out of the project.

"FTA requirements presented planners, government officials and citizens a major dose of reality that, initially, was hard for some to swallow. FTA's interest is transportation improvement, and this agency has to give the green light for any project receiving $20 million of its money.

Even the mayor's initial wishes were not granted.

'What did I want to see? I wanted to see an IMAX theater in there, but the FTA wouldn't fund it,' Pugh said in January."

Full Story: City leaders have BIG plans for downtown


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