Dubuque Intermodal Transportation Center
The Black Hawk at Dubuque in 1981
|Location||950 Elm Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
|Owned by||City of Dubuque|
|Opened||2015 (Train station portion on hold indefinitely.)|
The Dubuque Intermodal Transportation Center (DITC) is a passenger transit hub located in Dubuque, Iowa, that serves as the new transfer center for Dubuque's bus system, between Jule buses and intercity buses serving Dubuque, and as a transfer point between other modes of land transportation. It is eventually hoped that the center will serve as the terminus for a new Chicago-Rockford-Dubuque Amtrak route that was expected to begin operation in late 2014 or early 2015., but has since been placed on indefinite hold due to Illinois' budget woes. The city of Dubuque has received an $8 Million FTA state of good repair grant in addition to grants from several area institutions to go towards phase 1 of the center's construction. Phase 2 was planned to be funded by a TIGER V grant. That grant application failed, but alternative funding came from several other sources. On April 10, 2014, a new proposal for Amtrak service to terminate in Rockford was announced following the inability of the state of Illinois to reach a deal with the Canadian National Railway for use of their tracks. Due to the new proposal, the train station component of the center is on hold until a deal can be reached with the CN. The city of Dubuque broke ground on the rest of the DITC project in May 2014. The center, except for the train station portion, opened on August 17, 2015.
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