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.
September 1, 2009, 12pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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"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."

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Published on Saturday, August 29, 2009 in The Register-Herald
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