Dubuque Intermodal Transportation Center

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Dubuque Intermodal Transportation Center
Black Hawk at Dubuque, 1981.jpg
The Black Hawk at Dubuque in 1981
Location 950 Elm Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Owned by City of Dubuque
Line(s)
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
History
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.[1] 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.,[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] The city of Dubuque broke ground on the rest of the DITC project in May 2014.[5] The center, except for the train station portion, opened on August 17, 2015.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TIGER IV Grant for DITC". Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak route for area on target for late 2014, early 2015". May 18, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ "TIGER V Grant Application". Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ Sweeny, Chuck; Guerrero, Isaac (April 10, 2014). "Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's Amtrak plan stops short of Freeport for now". The Journal Standard. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Dubuque Breaks Ground on Transportation Hub". KCRG TV-9. Archived from the original on October 24, 2014. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "City buses begin service at Dubuque's Intermodal Transportation Facility". Archived from the original on 29 September 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 

Coordinates: 42°30′20″N 90°39′44″W / 42.50556°N 90.66222°W / 42.50556; -90.66222