Michigan wins federal grant to rehabilitate Battle Creek station
September 2, 2010
|LANSING, Mich. — The state of Michigan has won $3.6 million in federal stimulus money to rehabilitate the Amtrak station in Battle Creek, Mich. The station serves Amtrak’s Chicago-Detroit-Pontiac Wolverine Service trains and the Chicago-Port Huron, Mich., Blue Water. |
The grant will go toward renovating the station’s interior lobby, bathrooms, ticketing areas and offices, lighting, and signage, and will make the station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The exterior will also be upgraded, with new and restored masonry and new lighting.
The Chicago-Detroit corridor is set to be upgraded to handle high speed trains, and Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo said the upgrades are a part of that. “Improving railroad infrastructure, including stations, is a vital part of our high speed intercity passenger rail program,” Szabo said.
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