On Thursday, Dec. 6 a public meeting was be held regarding the
new Knoxville Station Transit Center.
Bill Lyons, senior director of Policy and Communications was moderator
of the meeting. Sam Anderson - senior director of Operations and
Efficiency, Cindy McGinnis - general manager of Knoxville Area Transit,
Jeff Galyon - director of project development and information technology
for the Public Building Authority and the architects working on
the project were also part of the meeting.
Drawings for the new transit center were unveiled at the meeting,
which included a discussion of the construction timetable for the
The Knoxville Station Transit Center is being built on the east
end of the Church Avenue Viaduct and is tentatively scheduled for
completion in the fall of 2009. The main entrance will be on Church Avenue and will be under the bus platform. Riders will take the steps up to the platform, which can handle 20 buses at any one time. There will be entrances and exits onto both Church Avenue and Hall of Fame Drive.
The building will LEED certified meaning that it will use less energy
than conventional buildings and will be built with sustainable building
practices. It will also house some of the Knoxville Transportation
Authority's offices including customer service.