INTERCITY PASSENGER FACILITY PROGRAM ADDS CONVENIENCE FOR MICHIGAN TRAVELERS

Michigan Department of Transportation, starting in 1977, has funded through its Intercity Facility Program nine new transportation centers in large and small communities and 26 shelters in rural areas. Centers for 7 other cities and towns are being designed. Four goals of the Program are: (1) Assist communities in development and construction of new or improved facilities by providing conceptual guidance and financial assistance; (2) Ensure that all such centers are designed to serve intermodal needs; (3) Improve safety and comfort for passengers, stimulating increased patronage of public transit services; (4) Design centers to become self-supporting. Consideration is given in analyzing applications to population served, existing intercity and local services, unusual market contributors such as universities and military installations, and ability to increase public transit ridership and reduce its costs. Existing buildings, in some cases railroad stations, have been renovated for the new use. The centers variously contain facilities for local and intercity buses, Amtrak passenger trains, local paratransit, state and local government offices, and a variety of private enterprises.

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    Friendship Publications, Incorporated

    West 2627 Providence, P.O. Box 1472
    Spokane, WA  United States  99210-1472
  • Publication Date: 1984-7

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 56-58
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  • Accession Number: 00387924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM