Stabenow, Peters, Tlaib Announce $10 Million in Federal Funding for New Center Intermodal Facility in DetroitFriday, November 19, 2021
DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) today announced that $10 million in federal funding will be awarded to develop the New Center Intermodal Facility in Detroit. This grant – which will be awarded to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) – will help develop a new intermodal facility with access to passenger rail, intercity buses, and transit services. This new facility will serve as a regional transportation hub, accommodate growing ridership and improve connections for passengers.
“Many people in Michigan rely on public transportation to get to the places they need to be,” said Senator Stabenow. “A new hub will better connect travelers by bus or rail, making travel more efficient for Southeast Michigan families and businesses.”
“Detroit has made important strides in its economic recovery – but it’s critical that we build on successes, including by making transportation easier and more efficient,” said Senator Peters, a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. “Completing a transportation hub in New Center will bring more commerce into the City and make it easier to reach communities. I was proud to support this critical effort to improve the way Michiganders travel and I’ll continue working at the federal level to support Detroit’s economic growth.”
“Metro Detroiters have been vocal about the need for more accessible transit options and transportation equity, and it’s fantastic that funding is on the way to build toward these goals,” said Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib. “This new transportation hub will connect our region, grow our economy, and advance racial and social justice.”
“Replacing outdated stations and improving the traveler experience in Detroit has been a long-term goal for MDOT,” State Transportation Director Paul C. Ajegba said. “A functional, new passenger rail and intercity bus station is an important gateway to a vibrant city and provides vital access to the national transportation network.”
The project will relocate intercity bus services to the Amtrak station site which offers easy access to three different transit services. The site will also have space to accommodate taxis, bikeshare, scooters and parking. The funding announced today will come from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant Program.
More information on the RAISE Grant Program can be found at https://www.transportation.gov/RAISEgrants/about.
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