(WMC-TV) - You can expect a big kick off when MATA opens its new transit center Tuesday. The facility is designed as a transportation hub with Greyhound as a tenant and Memphis International Airport as a neighbor.
Crews spent Monday putting the finishing touches on the new facility. At a cost of $15.8, MATA officials have a lot to be excited about.
"It's 30,000 square feet of brand new space that's devoted solely toward transportation," MATA spokesperson Alison Burton said.
And in addition to city buses, plans are underway at the site to enable passengers to connect with train, airline and taxi services.
Greyhound is also moving into the new transit center from its current location downtown.
"This is a large beautiful facility and its very unique in that its one of the first we have built in the southeast," Greyhound spokesperson Andre Mitchell said.
By next week, visitors will be able to visit Greyhound's new restaurant on the site. There's also a game room, vending and a huge seating area.
The facility is environmentally conscious, with flooring made out of recycled mirrors and glass, and pillars made of recycled aluminum. The facility is getting high marks for being energy efficient.
Ceiling designs add a special artistic touch to the building, giving passengers a little extra art to go along with their trip.