Thursday, June 01, 2017

Cleveland RTA breaks ground on new Campus Station

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Cleveland RTA breaks ground on new Campus Station RTA

Officials from the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), along with community leaders, broke ground on a new $7.5-million station.

The new station will be built on the same site of the current station at 2820 East 34th St. Called Campus Station due to its location nea the Tri-C Metro Campus, the station will serve the red, green and blue train lines as well as bus routes 15, 19 and 76.

Panzica Construction was awarded a $6 million contract for the project in April. In addition to Panzica, 12 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises will share 15 percent of the work, totaling about $902,259.

When completed in late 2018, RTA says the Campus Station will be ADA-compliant. It is expected to be a major boost to the Campus District and the Opportunity Corridor. Instead of escalators and elevators, the new station will feature an extended-ramp design.