University Circle rapid station reconstruction project receives an additional $2 million in federal funding

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University Circle rapid station reconstruction project receives an additional $2 million in federal funding

Sun News – An additional $2 million has been awarded to reconstruct the University Circle rapid station.

Construction bidding is scheduled for this fall, according to Mary McCahon, media relations manager for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.

“This is the final piece in the funding puzzle,” she said.

So far, $12.5 million in federal funding has been allocated for this project including a $10.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown officially announced last week that $2 million from the Federal Transit Administration will also help fund the reconstruction.

RTA will have to add additional funding to complete the project, though the total estimated cost has not yet been determined.

The University Circle rapid station was originally built in 1956. The new ADA-compliant design will include safer passage between trains and busses, a new rail entry plaza and a rehabilitated train loading platform and waiting area.

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