Once the capital of the Confederate States of America, Montgomery, Alabama has a rich history. Situated on the Alabama River, Montgomery was once the seat of agricultural power in the South. During the mid-20th century, Montgomery was a vital player in the American Civil Rights Movement. Today, Montgomery is a thriving, modern city that's home to the Maxwell Air Force Base, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing, and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
In Montgomery, citizens rely heavily on automotive transportation. The local bus system, Montgomery Area Transit System, is available for those who prefer not to drive. MATS operates 32 bus lines throughout the city, taking over one million passengers where they they need to go. For intercity bus travel, there is a Greyhound station, as well as Amtrak train service through the Gulf Breeze line, which makes daily trips to Birmingham and Mobile.