Mayoral candidate C. Jack Ellis says he has big plans for updating Terminal Station in downtown Macon if elected into office.
At a news conference Tuesday Ellis listed out his top priorities for improving transportation in the city. Ellis says he plans to have buses run on Sundays and also plans to build covered shelters at every bus stop.
Ellis also wants to pursue a passenger rail from Macon to Atlanta.
"Jobs are very critical; reducing poverty is very critical to our vision. We can't get people the jobs without adequate transportation. We can't reduce poverty without jobs, and we sure can't grow this economy long term without the connectivity to one of the largest economic engines on the Southeastern United States called Atlanta, Georgia," says Ellis.
Ellis says plans to add Amtrak service and Greyhound buses to Terminal Station.
In order to pay for these changes Ellis says he would apply for federal grants and consider raising the ridership fee by a quarter.