More bus routes could be coming to Tuscaloosa | News
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC)- Another bus company may soon set up shop in Tuscaloosa. A company called Capital Trailways is using federal grant money to increase bus routes so people in rural Alabama can get around the state easier.
The bus trip starts in Mobile then travels through various small cities along and nearby Highway 43 before ending at Tuscaloosa's intermodal facility, also known as the city's trolley or transportation hub.
From there, people will be able to take city buses almost anywhere around town, including the University of Alabama, Shelton State, DCH Regional Hospital or the VA Medical Center. Trailway would run busses from Mobile to Tuscaloosa twice a day for seven days a week.
"The great benefit to the city of Tuscaloosa is they're coming through our intermodal facility, which is what the intermodal is designed for, and then we're making meaningful connections and these residents can go anywhere in the city of Tuscaloosa and then back home in a single day," Director of Tuscaloosa Transit Authority Russell Lawrence said.
The deal could be finalized as soon as the end of June. If the plan catches on with riders, Trailways could add another bus route that would go from Tuscaloosa to Florence in northwest Alabama.
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