Passenger rail is being studied in Peoria, Illinois, and Hanson’s Anthony Corso, AIA, AICP, LEED AP®, spoke with WCBU-FM about sites that each have the potential to become a rail station.
Anthony, a senior urban designer/planner who works at Hanson’s office in Peoria, and Mark Vrba of Muller2 were interviewed by Tim Shelley of Peoria Public Radio about three properties along the riverfront that are candidates for the station: the areas around the Gateway Building, the former Rock Island Depot and a U.S. Post Office. Anthony and Mark are studying the sites’ benefits and challenges for a preliminary planning study.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is conducting a feasibility study on a proposed passenger rail route from the city to Chicago. Peoria is the largest Illinois city that lacks a commitment for passenger rail.
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