Senator Kohl Earmarks $1.5 Million for the Milwaukee Intermodal Station
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.