Study Looks Toward Intermodal Transit Center For Chattanooga

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A $320,000 study may lead to the construction of an intermodal transit center for Chattanooga, members of the CARTA board were told Thursday.

Phil Pugliese said a number of other cities have built similar facilities that would be a central access point for a variety of transportation outlets.

He said the local center could include space for CARTA transit and shuttle buses as well as bicycles, taxis and perhaps trains. It might include bus lines such as the Megabus that now drops off and picks up passengers at the Eastgate parking lot. Retail may also be a part of it.

Officials said the center would "provide personal transportation choices, enhance the image and effectiveness of public transportation and serve as a catalyst for economic development."

A 16-member steering committee is meeting monthly to provide input on development of the center.

There will also be a process for public input.

The study will decide whether there should be a single center or a series of smaller sites. It will work on design and location.

Mr. Pugliese noted that public transportation is getting an increasing focus as well as share of transportation funding.

Support for the project comes from a federal grant and the Benwood Foundation.


Dalton Police Arrest 8 In Prostitution Sting, Including GPS Athletic Director

The Dalton Police Department arrested eight potential “Johns” in a prostitution sting  on Wednesday  night. In recent months, Dalton detectives have received complaints of prostitutes operating in the area and have been investigating.  An undercover officer posed as a prostitute for the operation. Investigators placed an ad online and the suspects agreed to ... (click for more)

Grand Jury No Bills And True Bills

Here are the latest no bills and true bills from the Hamilton County Grand Jury: No Bills: ANDERSON, GLORIA LORENE B 31 F 0 1 GS 1570989 DRIVING ON REVOKED LICENSE ANDERSON, GLORIA LORENE B 31 F 0 2 GS 1570990 LIGHT LAW VIOLATION ARD, KEVIN W 32 M 0 1 GS 1182477 VIOLATION OF REGISTRATION LAW ARD, KEVIN W 32 M 0 2 GS 1182478 FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY LAW ARD, KEVIN ... (click for more)

End Modern Slavery - And Response

It is estimated that more than 27 million people are enslaved worldwide, in over 165 countries, including the U.S.  That is more than at any time in history.  Many of these victims are women and children, and many of them are right here in our city, in our neighborhoods.  Human sex trafficking is a multi-billion dollar business that preys on some of the most vulnerable ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ed Chief ‘Embarrassed’

At the start of the school year in September, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education Dr. Candice McQueen held an “educational summit” with state legislators from embattled Hamilton County. The entire “summit” took a prescribed 90 minutes and was such a dog-and-pony show her strongest statement was, "Create your plan around the right vision, have some metrics and align to the right ... (click for more)

Legendary Howard Coach Henry Bowles Dies At 80

Legendary Howard High Coach Henry Wesley Bowles, Sr., has died at the age of 80 after a lengthy illness. Coach Bowles was born in Chattanooga on Oct. 14, 1936. He graduated from Howard High School, class of 1955, and received his bachelor of arts degree from Lane College, Jackson, Tn. While at Lane College, he was student council president, business manager and Who’s Who among ... (click for more)

Silverdale Girls Claim District 5-A Championship

The face and philosophy might have changed, but the expectations for the Silverdale Baptist Academy girls’ basketball team remained the same. Heading into the season with five seniors and a first-year, first-time head coach in Victor Underwood, the Lady Seahawks had their sights set on winning a District 5-A championship. Wednesday night, they achieved that goal with ... (click for more)