Groundbreaking for Alton, Illinois Regional Multi-Modal Transportation Center marks historic moment

September 22, 2015

ALTON – Immense excitement was in the air at the groundbreaking for the new Alton Regional Multi-Modal Transportation Center along Homer Adams Parkway on Monday morning.

The groundbreaking was well attended by nearly every key area federal, state and local politician. There were many representatives from government, labor organizations, community groups and businesses.

Alton Mayor Brant Walker said Monday was definitely “historic” for the city and the region.Website Insert Perfect Answer copy

He said the new 9,000-square-foot Alton Regional Multi-Modal Transportation Center, “will be ten times larger than the existing station, possesses upgraded amenities, shall serve as an important entry point to our community and state, and will be a catalyst for the development of the remaining 33 acres here at the Robert Wadlow Town Centre.”

Walker said Alton has been blessed with its strategic location and because of that, it can move products nationally and internationally. He said this is one more step in that direction.

He said Alton’s strategic location puts it near federal interstates, airport facilities, barges and also with the expansion some of the top rail facilities of any city its size in the country.

Content Director Dan Brannan has the full story at riverbender.com by clicking here.

 

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