The following information was provided by the City of Troy.
After nearly a decade of planning, the City of Troy will break ground at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on the Troy Multi-Modal Transit Facility.
The City of Troy received a federal grant for the construction of the transit center through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program and Federal Rail Administration (FRA). The project is fully funded with federal funds; no City funding is required for the construction of the project.
The Troy Multi-Modal Transit Facility will replace an inadequate Amtrak station with an ADA-compliant, safe and secure transportation center in the City of Troy. The Facility will strengthen transit options and provide greater mobility options through a centralized facility allowing user access to intercity passenger rail service, regional bus routes, taxi services and the Troy-Oakland Airport.
The project includes a 2,000-square-foot building with a waiting area and public restrooms. The facility will provide linkages to groundside intermodal facilities via ADA-compliant sidewalks and a pedestrian bridge over the tracks to a new Amtrak platform on the west side of the tracks. Elevators and stairs will provide access to the pedestrian bridge. The new facility will also provide a SMART bus stop area sized to accommodate up to four full size buses, and a passenger/taxi drop off and pick up area. Parking for all modes of travel will be provided in an upgraded parking area on the Troy side.