Carbondale, Illinois finally gets grant to transform Amtrak station into downtown transit hub

By ISAAC SMITH, Reporter, The Southern; November 6, 2019

CARBONDALE — After years in the making, it was announced Wednesday that Carbondale will receive nearly $14 million in grant funding from the federal government to build its multimodal transit facility downtown.

Starting in 2016, the city has pursued funding for the project through grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Southern Illinois Multimodal Station aims to streamline public transit, including Amtrak and bus travel, for the region. According to the city’s website, the station will “provide an improved and efficient equitable distribution of transportation opportunities and access to resources at the proposed central location.”

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