Macon leaders kick off new Terminal Station project

Local leaders, a state Department of Transportation official and U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall, D-Ga., gathered today to celebrate plans to start major work at the Terminal Station in downtown Macon.

The first phase of renovations at the historic train station, chief among them the installation of a transfer station for the Macon Transit Authority, will soon be under way. Major construction is expected to take 12-18 months to complete.

Given the holiday season, officials could not help but refer to the federally funded project as a Christmas present to the people of Macon. Mayor Robert Reichert said work performed at the station will revitalize that end of downtown.

“This project today will enhance (the station’s) utility and function while at the same time preserving its beauty and its history,” he said.