Houston Intermodal Transit Center

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Burnett Plaza
Intermodal
Station statistics
Address Main Street and Burnett Street, Houston, Texas
Connections Intercity Bus, Light Rail
Other information
Opened Cancelled
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas
Services
(Former service to serve station)
Preceding station   METRORail   Following station
toward Fannin South
Red Line

The Houston Intermodal Transit Center (also known as Burnett Plaza) was a planned construction hub for local, commuter, and intercity transit in Houston (Texas, USA). The site is located adjacent to the campus of the University of Houston–Downtown (UHD). The center would have eventually replaced the Houston Amtrak station, as well as various bus terminals throughout the city (should the design and talks with Greyhound be fruitful at a future date).[1]

Design[edit]

The plan for the structure would have been a modern glass and steel building surrounding a "great space". Because the facility would have been built over the tracks, one of the dominant features would have been a grand staircase. The center was designed as a multi-level station with heavy rail (commuter, Amtrak, Union Pacific freight) running under a large public space with light rail running via an elevated structure. Main Street would have been split into Upper Main Street, with access to the station at the level of the public space in a loop, and Lower Main Street, which would have gone underneath the entire station and continued on as North Main Street.

Cancellation[edit]

Following METRO's 2010 annual audit, the agency has decided to cancel the project as part of US$168,000,000 asset liquidation. The price of the land US$21,000,000 will be valued separately. [2]

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