RTA wins $12.5 million grant for new rapid station at Mayfield and East 119th

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RTA wins $12.5 million grant for new rapid station at Mayfield and East 119th

Plain Dealer – Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority officials have landed a $12.5 million grant to relocate and build a rapid station near the city’s hottest redevelopment spot.

The new station at Mayfield Road and East 119th Street will be a short walk to the Uptown residential-retail development and the new home of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

They’re both under construction in University Circle’s Triangle District, bounded by Euclid Avenue, Mayfield and rail lines.

The station will brighten the dark underpass and railway that form a barrier between Little Italy to the east and University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University to the west.

“Happy dance, I’m doing the happy dance!” Maribeth Feke, RTA’s top planner, yipped when told of the grant award Wednesday morning.

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