Slaughter and Richards Support New Design for Rochester
A proposed design for a new intermodal train and intercity bus station in downtown Rochester has been supported by Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Mayor Tom Richards.
The renderings submitted by Bergmann Associates showcase a new structure that would replace the current, 34-year-old station, which was originally only a temporary building.
Following the completion of a scoping study made possible by $1.4 million secured for planning by Slaughter in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the summer design and engineering of the new station will begin.
Rail experts have estimated that the number of people who will use the new station will double by the year 2035. In 2011, there were nearly 150,000 passengers that used Rochester's rail system.