RPCGB Conducting More Community Forums for SW Corridor Study

The RPCGB, along with its consultant team led by Atkins, is conducting the third Community Forum for the Southwest Corridor Transit Study on Tuesday, September 20 at the Birmingham CrossPlex (former State Fairgrounds) and Wednesday, September 21 at Lawson State Community College in Bessemer. The study is examining premium transit alternatives along a 22-mile corridor extending from downtown Birmingham to the Jefferson/Tuscaloosa County Line. The corridor study area lies between I-20/I-59 to the west and Red Mountain to the east with US 11/Bessemer Super Highway corridor at its center. While the study is focused on identifying the most practical transit service and alignment, it is also exploring ways to leverage land use and economic development potential. The study is exploring reshaping communities and identifying retail, industrial, and residential reinvestment strategies.

The Community Forum sessions will be held in an open house format with the public invited to attend anytime from 4 pm to 8 pm to view workshop exhibits and background information. The study team is looking forward to stimulating discussions with the public. Input will advise the study team on the transit alternatives being considered.

For additional information, please visit the project website or contact Darrell L. Howard, project manager.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Birmingham CrossPlex Center (former State Fairgrounds)
2331 Bessemer Rd. (southeast corner of US 11 and Ensley Ave./Ave. W)
Birmingham, AL 35208-3511
4:00-8:00 pm

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Lawson State Community College - Bessemer
1100 Ninth Avenue SW (US 11 across from Medical West Center)
Bessemer, AL 35022
4:00-8:00 pm