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Carbondale Multi-Modal Transportation Center Gets Federal Funding

City of Carbondale
Rendering of multi-modal transportation center

A new transportation center in downtown Carbondale is getting some federal grant funding.

The Southern Illinois Multi-modal Station project is receiving 14-million dollars from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development program.
The grant will be used to fund both the design and construction of a new multi-modal transportation center in downtown Carbondale as well as the demolition of the existing Amtrak station.

The project will replace the aging train and bus station in downtown Carbondale with a new station that will bring together multiple modes of transportation into one location to serve a 30-county area in southern Illinois. The project will also provide over 100 construction jobs during the development process.

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