A commuter hub in the middle of Atlanta's central business district is edging closer to reality, following an influx of funds last week approved by lawmakers. The multimodal station would accommodate commuter rail and express buses and help alleviate Atlanta's traffic and air quality issues. The project, eventually expected to include condos, shops, offices and hotels, might take up to 40 years to complete. Critics say the area will be unable to support such an ambitious plan.

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