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Birmingham Station to Open This Summer

March 7, 2017

An intermodal facility in Birmingham, Alabama, is expected to open this summer.

The $32 million Birmingham Intermodal Facility will serve Amtrak, Greyound and the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (MAX).

City officials say the three-block long facility between 17th and 19th streets could open as early as May or as late as June.

MAX buses could begin using its share of the facility between 17th and 18th streets in April. However, buses won’t begin using it until construction is completed on Morris Avenue, which is not expected to be until late summer.

The MAX bus terminal facility will feature at least one food vendor and a newsstand is expected to open in the intermodal facility.

Construction of the facility began in 2014. Birmingham is served by Amtrak’s daily New York-New Orleans Crescent.

2 Ohio Intermodal Station Projects Seek Other Funding after Failing to Land a TIGER Grant

August 11, 2016

Intermodal station projects in Cleveland and Oxford, Ohio, failed to win a federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant this year, but will continue to move forward while seeking other funding sources.

In Cleveland, transportation officials have been studying the creation of the Lakefront Multimodal Transportation Center that will serve Amtrak, intercity buses and Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority buses and trains.

Amtrak 4The center, to be located west of East Ninth Street, unsuccessfully sought a $37.4 million TIGER grant.

The total project cost is $46.7 million of which Amtrak is expected to pay $4 million.

The intermodal complex would be part of a planned Mall-to-Harbor walkway that is being built by the City of Cleveland. That project will get underway this fall.

The walkway will have stairs and an elevator linking it to the Amtrak station.

Improvements to the Amtrak station include bringing it into ADA compliance, platform resurfacing/widening, and parking lot and walkway improvements.

Planners are eyeing how to obtain funding for preliminary engineering and construction of the Greyhound portion of the transportation center.

In Oxford, the city, Miami University and the Butler County Regional Transit Authority have proposed developing an intermodal facility that would serve as a stop for Amtrak’s Chicago-New York Cardinal.

Officials unsuccessfully sought $20 million in TIGER funds for the $26 million bus-rail intermodal station.

The Amtrak station platform, shelter and parking will cost about $600,000. The Cardinal currently does not stop in Oxford, but Amtrak has indicated it would be willing to serve Oxford if it provides suitable station facilities.