It may not look like any bus stop you've ever seen, but it ought to fit right in with the neighborhood.
When the covers come off for good sometime in early February, the new "Anchorage Museum Transit Transfer Facility" at the corner of Sixth Avenue and C Street will be bigger, fancier, higher-tech and better-placed than any other People Mover shelter in town:
The hot new bus stop has been in the works for almost three years, and under construction since last summer. The city's project manager, Randy Bergt, says he expects it to be open for business around the first of next month.
Couched at the intersection of two of downtown Anchorage's busiest streets, it will accommodate around 700 passengers a day and replace a couple of brown box huts put up by the People Mover system after the 9/11 terrorist attacks led to the closure of a former bus staging area in front of the Federal Building, the last good downtown bus stop east of the main transit center at Sixth and G Street.
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