Transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation on Wednesday reported to the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee that work will begin before the end of the year on the Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage adjacent to the site of the Transportation Terminal that will be constructed on the northeast corner of 25th Street and The Strand. Listen
Carrara said Turner Construction, the construction manager at risk, is working on revised plans for the Terminal, a project of the Galveston Livable Communities Initiative.
“Probably using brick; therefore, probably being more acceptable than previous iterations,” Carrara said. “And so, less difficulty in dealing with the Landmark Commission and others who provided comments on the previous design."
Groundbreaking for the terminal will likely be scheduled in January.
David Bartels, who had just attended a meeting of stakeholders, representatives of organizations that will be impacted by the return of the rail trolley system, to discuss the trolley modification feasibility study. Listen
“It seemed like there was a lot of support for an east-west component on the Seawall, whether it was the trolley or whether it was rubber tire,” Bartels said. “There seemed to be a pretty strong consensus that we really need to look at the extent of the Seawall given the potential positive impact it can have on a number of things.”
The committee voted unanimously to support the City of Galveston’s application for federal funding from the Texas Transportation Enhancement Program. Listen
Hank Thierry nominated Lesley Sommer to replace James Casey as chair of the ITC. Casey has informed the committee that he cannot continue as chair due to work demands. The committee will act on the nomination at the next meeting.