The Union Depot. October 1 st , 2010. Background. HISTORY. THE UNION DEPOT. At Peak . Construction complete in 1924 At Peak: 200 Trains a day and over 20,000 passengers 1971: Passenger service ends at Depot; Amtrak Moves to Midway Station
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The Union Depot October 1st, 2010
HISTORY THE UNION DEPOT • At Peak Construction complete in 1924 At Peak: 200 Trains a day and over 20,000 passengers 1971: Passenger service ends at Depot; Amtrak Moves to Midway Station 1974: Union Depot listed on National Register of Historic Places 2000: LOCATE Committee formed to look at Downtown transportation Hub 2004: Project of Regional and National Significance $45 Million in SAFETEA-LU funding 2005-2008: RCRRA purchases Depot Property from USPS and other owners 2009: RCRRA purchases Head House, securing public ownership of 35+ acres 2010: Awarded $35 Million in TIGER Grants
Regional Connections Union Depot: A Multi-Modal Transportation Hub 2012 - Amtrak “Empire Builder” - Metro Transit, MVTA - Jefferson Lines - Greyhound 2014 - Central Corridor LRT 2015-Beyond - Red Rock Corridor (to Hastings) - Rush Line Corridor (to Hinkley) - Gateway (I-94) Corridor (to Hudson, Eau Claire) - Robert Street Corridor (to Rosemount) - Riverview Corridor (to MSP, MOA) - Midwest HSR (La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago) - Northern Lights (to Duluth) - Rochester - Northstar (to St. Cloud) - Mankato
Front Plaza – Pedestrian Entrance • Front Plaza - Ceremonial Entrance
Carriageway – Event Entrance • Carriageway– Special Entrance
Train Deck – Public Plaza • Train Deck- Plaza
Train Deck – Public Plaza • Train Deck– Plaza
Train Deck – Bicycle Path • Kellogg Entrance– Plaza and Bike Path
Waiting Room • Waiting Room
Union Depot Project Financing Plan Total Estimated Project Cost$243,392,890 Project Revenues: • SAFETEA LU, 1301 Funds $ 45,000,000 • TIGER 1 Funds $ 35,000,000 • Other Federal Funds $ 4,028,535 • State Bond Funds $ 4,000,000 • Post Office Skyway Demolition Cost Sharing $ 30,000 • Expended RCRRA Levy Dollars $ 51,507,508 Total Identified Revenues$139,566,043 ***To Be Funded$103,826,847 Funding to come from levy, grants, TIFIA, bonding, Xcel Energy Rebates, or other revenue sources Note: Additional RCRRA levy dollars were $ 9,000,000 approved to match federal TIGER funds on 8/3/10.
Next Steps • Economic Analysis of Depot • Rail Capacity Study • Transitway Development • High Speed Rail Connection