Quad Cities Station Project to Continue

Optimistic about the prospect of intercity rail passenger service coming in the future, developers are moving ahead with plans to build a $35 million multi-modal station and hotel in Moline, Illinois.

Amtrak 4The facility will be known as “The Q” and will include an extended-stay hotel, restaurants and shops.

The O’Rourke Building will house the station-hotel-shopping complex.

The State of Illinois has released about $5 million to help fund the program, but the state has yet to commit to spending $177 million to pay for Amtrak service between Chicago and the Quad Cities region of Illinois and Iowa.

Quad City officials acknowledged there is no timeline for the development of the rail service, but believe it won’t happen before 2018.

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