Dave Reid

Senator Kohl Earmarks $1.5 Million for the Milwaukee Intermodal Station

By - Jul 14th, 2008 09:03 am

The second phase of the Milwaukee Intermodal Station’s re-development received a boost recently, when Senator Herb Kohl included $1.5 million for the Milwaukee Intermodal Station in an appropriations bill funding the Department of Transportation in 2009. Much of the station has been renovated and the facility now creates a stylish entry point into Milwaukee but the overall project is far from completion. The remaining work involves renovating the train shed, updating the bus canopies, improving the parking areas and platforms. Specifically the most pressing and overdue update to the station is to bring the platforms and ramps within the train shed into Americans with Disability Act compliance. Although the second phase in the re-development of the Milwaukee Intermodal Station will require significantly more funds to complete, this funding a good step forward in that effort.


2 thoughts on “Senator Kohl Earmarks $1.5 Million for the Milwaukee Intermodal Station”

  1. Markitect says:

    Back in May the Intermodal Station was awarded a $5 million CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality) grant for these second phase improvements:

    – replacing and raising the train shed roof (which is supposed to have solar panels)
    – improving ventilation and lighting
    – an overhead walkway above the tracks for access to the far-side platforms
    – replacing and/or resurfacing the platforms
    – and adjusting some track alignments

  2. Dave Reid says:

    @markitect Thanks for the heads up there I hadn’t seen the CMAQ information… But between the two funding source they have now made a good dent in obtaining the funding they need… (not all the way yet but a good start)

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