Update from Birmingham
While in DC, Jarod Pearson will meet with Amtrak's interline connections department for updates on the Nashville-Huntsville-Birmingham Thruway Bus.
This long awaited service will take advantage of the new $33 million dollar rail and bus facility in downtown by giving Nashville easier access to Amtrak's Crescent route between New York, DC, and New Orleans.
An agreement between the two companies is already in place. Implementing the service was trickier than expected due to a driver shortage on the Greyhound side and timekeeping problems on the Amtrak side. Both issues are a lesser concern this year, which is helping to open the door for this connection and others.
Again, expect an update in the next TARP newsletter.