Crescent Corridor - Birmingham Regional Intermodal Facility
Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) proposes to construct, own, and operate a new intermodal facility (IMF) known as the Birmingham Regional Intermodal Facility (BRIMF) to increase freight transportation capacity for the Birmingham, Alabama, region and to meet current and future demands for freight transportation to and from the Northeast U.S. An IMF is a facility where freight is transferred from one transportation mode to another, in this case, between trains and trucks, in order to efficiently deliver freight over long distances.
In February 2010, Alabama was selected to receive funds for this project from the USDOT, Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Program as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. An Environmental Assessment was prepared for the BRIMF project by FRA and FHWA (both administrations of the USDOT). Alabama Department of Transportation has served as a Cooperating Agency.