Accommodating all modes of transportation in Lynchburg, Virginia
The Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (GLTC) needed to find a new location for an existing bus transfer center. An extensive site selection process determined the new facility should be located on Kemper Street across from the current historic Amtrak Station, creating an intermodal hub for the City of Lynchburg. Great consideration was given to select an appropriate site that would not only accommodate a state-of-the-art facility, but one that promoted environmental stewardship and community connectivity. GLTC and the project team used an evaluation matrix to rate potential sites; criteria included sustainable strategies recognized by the LEED rating system, neighborhood revitalization, potential for growth and increased ridership. After careful deliberation, the Kemper Street location met GLTC’s operational needs and environmental goals. As a designated brownfield, remediation ensured the environmental quality of the site, benefiting the community as a whole.