Thursday, August 8, 2013

Train station gets federal funding

Posted By on Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:19 PM

This morning, House Representative Louise Slaughter's office announced that Rochester's new Amtrak will receive $15 million in federal funding.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has permanently allocated the funds, says a press release from Slaughter's office. The money means that the contract for design and construction can be awarded in the fall, it says.

The state is contributing $7.5 million to the project and will manage construction. The City of Rochester is contributing $500,000. Slaughter has previously said estimated construction cost for the station is $23 million.

The new station will be built at the same site as the current one on Central Avenue. It will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and will have an elevated boarding platform and side tracks for passenger loading. Aesthetically, the station is supposed to take influence from the original Claude Bragdon-designed building.

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