The City of Joliet is redeveloping the existing publicly owned Joliet Union Depot and nearby public properties as a Multi-Modal Transportation Center to be owned by the City. As part of this redevelopment the City of Joliet has partnered with Pace to construct a new Bus Station and turn-around for public and inter-city transit which will include parking improvements and the construction of new vehicular and pedestrian access and circulation system. The new Bus Station is south of New Street, north of Marion Street and west of the BNSF/Union Pacific Railroad. The bus station will have 13 berths, with Pace having exclusive use of 11 berths, passenger loading islands with canopies and shelters, signage and landscaping. There will also be a widening of the St. Louis Street, Pace bus operator and public toilets at a location immediately northeast of the existing Pace Heritage Division garage, and ADA accessible sidewalks.
Pace has budgeted $7.8 million of state bond funds in 2020 for the construction. Pace intends on using the state bond funds as pass-through funding to the City of Joliet. Pace is also contributing $1,709,500 of RTA/IDOT bond funds from grant SBD- 2012B(IDOT) for a total project cost of $9.5 million.
Pace has entered into an IGA with the City of Joliet to build the project. The City of Joliet is responsible for bid letting and contract award.
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State/Local: Rebuild Illinois
Pace continues to meet with the city of Joliet officials regarding advancing the project. The overall Joliet Gateway Terminal project is being managed by the City of Joliet. The City of Joliet prepared 100% design and bid the larger Intermodal Transportation Project, of which the Bus Turnaround Component is a part of. The winning bidder was not chosen for the project due to improper DBE documentation submitted with the proposal. The City of Joliet is in the process of rebidding the project. The City of Joliet and Pace entered into an intergovernmental Grant Agreement for this project.