Passenger Rail Projects
Rochester Intermodal Station, Rochester, NY
New York’s Department of Transportation conducted a series open houses to discuss high-speed rail in the Empire corridor.
Funding: $1.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Work is underway on photogrammetry and other preliminary engineering and track layout for the construction of a new Rochester Intermodal Station. The existing Amtrak Rochester Station is a temporary building that has been in service for 37 years. The Recovery Act funding will be coupled with funds from the city of Rochester to design and construct a new Rochester Intermodal Station that will include bus service, also separately housed for decades in a temporary building nearby. The project is being conducted in phases, with the first phase completed by November 2012 and the final design and construction work by November 2015.
Other investments in stations on the Empire Corridor include Niagara Falls Intermodal Station, which received a $16 million TIGER 2 grant, and Moynihan Station in New York City, which received a $86 million TIGER 1 grant.
Railroads working with the state: CSX Transportation and Amtrak
More information at: http://www.nysdot.gov/recovery/ and