Lansing, Michigan Multimodal Gateway to offer CATA service

November 4, 2015

Amtrak passengers can continue to use existing station until new station that’s part of the facility opens at 1240 S. Harrison Road. A formal open house is scheduled to take place once work is done.

EAST LANSING – The Capital Area Transportation Authority will move intercity buses into the new $6.3 million Capital Area Multimodal Gateway next week at Harrison and Trowbridge roads in East Lansing.Website Insert Passenger Trains Very Well copy

Operated by CATA, the facility will commence bus service from the facility at the start of the day Nov. 9. It will include Amtrak, MegaBus, Greyhound and Indian Trails operations.

A new Amtrak station that’s part of the Capital Area Multimodal Gateway is expected to open later this year. It will have an enclosed lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows as well as luggage and bike storage. Renovations also include four canopied bus bays, 150 parking spaces with a payment kiosk and an overflow area for taxis and buses.

Amtrak passengers can continue to use the existing Amtrak station, which shares its street address with the new facility at 1240 S. Harrison Road. A formal open house is scheduled to take place at the new Amtrak station once the project is completed. CATA officials have yet to announce Amtrak’s official move-in date.

Work began on the property in August 2014 when the former Michigan State University Surplus Store and Printing Services buildings were torn down. MSU owns the site and leases it to CATA. The project was funded by a $6.3 million grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Read reporter Eric Lacy’s full story in the Lansing State Journal by clicking here.

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