Maysville To Use Grant to Upgrade Station

Marysville, Kentucky, officials are planning to use a $800,000 federal grant to, in part, renovate the city’s Amtrak station.

The funds will be added to the $250,000 that Amtrak has said it would spend on the depot, which is served by the tri-weekly Chicago-New York Cardinal.

KentuckyMaysville City Manager Ray Young said the city will contribute $160,000 to the station renovation project, much of it in in-kind labor.

Among the improvements planned for the depot are an accessible walkway from the public right of way to the station, ADA-compliant parking spaces, replacement of the walkway serving a second track, a new station-based manual lift enclosure, new ADA-compliant entrances to the station as well as an ADA-compliant restroom, city identifier signs on the platform and ADA-required signs for the station and parking lot.

Young expects the station project to be completed by early fall. At that point the city will decide how to use the federal grant funds for other station improvements. Those might include tuck pointing the exterior checking the condition of the roof and making cosmetic improvements.

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