Pontiac Transportation Center (2011)

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This article is about the current transportation center. For the previous facility, see Pontiac Transportation Center (1983).
Pontiac
Station statistics
Address 51000 Woodward Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48342[1]
Coordinates 42°37′58″N 83°17′33″W / 42.63278°N 83.29250°W / 42.63278; -83.29250Coordinates: 42°37′58″N 83°17′33″W / 42.63278°N 83.29250°W / 42.63278; -83.29250
Line(s)
Connections Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation, Greyhound Lines
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened 2011
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code PNT
Owned by Michigan Department of Transportation
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 16,813[2] Increase 3.1%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Wolverine Terminus

The Pontiac Transportation Center is an intermodal station in Pontiac, Michigan serving Amtrak trains, intercity buses from Greyhound Lines and local buses from the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation.[3] Construction of the facility began on 16 July 2010,[4] and it opened on 8 August 2011, with the opening ceremony attended by US representative Gary Peters and state representative Tim Melton.[1]

The facility had a total cost of US$1.4 million and was funded via Michigan's Comprehensive Transportation Fund.[3] It measures about 1,400 square feet (130 m2) in size, and includes a passenger lobby with ticketing facilities, restrooms and covered waiting areas for both trains and buses.[3] It is served by three daily train departures, between two and eight daily Greyhound departures and local bus service.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Pontiac Transportation Center open for business WITH VIDEO". The Daily Tribune. 10 August 2011. Archived from the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Michigan" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Pontiac's train station downsizes, but upgrades". The Detroit News. 13 August 2011. Archived from the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Amtrak, MDOT break ground on Pontiac intermodal station". Progressive Railroading. 19 July 2010. Archived from the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 

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