Rail

'Build Week' comes to Cleveland rail station

Posted on February 9, 2011

On Wednesday, Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff toured the construction site for the new Puritas Rapid Transit station, a high-capacity rail station that will replace the original one built in 1966. Puritas is one of the busiest stations along Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority's Rapid Red Line.

"The Obama Administration's commitment to projects like the Puritas station will help ensure that Cleveland has access to safe, economical and efficient transportation while reducing America's dependence on fossil fuels," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "Investing in Cleveland's transportation infrastructure continues to keep construction workers on the job and the city's economy moving forward."

The $11.6 million station, built with $10.3 million from the Federal Transit Administration and including $5.3 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars, is one of several federally-funded projects around the nation that are moving America closer to meeting the goal President Obama set forth in his State of the Union Address to win the future by investing in America.

"These investments are going to mean good jobs right here in Cleveland," Administrator Rogoff said. "Building brand new rail stations like the Puritas station will allow us to revive construction jobs while improving the daily commute for thousands of Cleveland residents for generations to come. This is the way we are going to keep our economy and the RTA moving forward."

The project includes a 2,500-square foot main entrance building with a brick grand foyer and a rounded portico outlined in sandstone, a 30-foot tower that houses two elevators that provide access for persons with disabilities, a 130-foot bridge that brings passengers over the Rapid tracks to the boarding platform and a new 486-space parking lot.

The Puritas station project broke ground in May 2009 and is expected to be completed this spring.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Sound Transit adding 5 more Brookville Equipment Corp. LRVs

The new cars will begin arriving in the third quarter of 2020 and complete delivery by the first quarter of 2021.

San Francisco rolls out first of new Simens light rail vehicles

The trains for SFMTA include features informed by public input including a new seating configuration, new interior color schemes, and new exterior design.

STV lands 2 NY consulting contracts

Contracted by the Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation to develop specifications for the procurement of hybrid-electric articulated buses and was tasked by the County of Rockland Department of Public Transportation to provide technical support for its Transport of Rockland bus procurements.

Metra breaks ground on 136-year-old bridge replacement

The bridge is situated over the Fox River along the Milwaukee District West Lake in Elgin, Ill.

Japanese rail line apologizes for train leaving early

In the statement, the company noted that it hadn't actually received any complaints regarding the incident.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close