Earlier this year, shovels struck dirt for the first time for the new Multimodal Transportation Center. Much of the work to this point has been infrastructure-related, but the Alton City Council has approved going out for bids on the actual construction of the train station, platform, bus station, and other associated facilities
Alton Director of Development and Housing Greg Caffey tells The Big Z the work should kick into high gear in the spring.
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He says they anticipate completion of the entire project in April 2017, but it will be up to Amtrak and Union Pacific Railroad as to when the new facility gets pressed into use and the old one is shut down.