June 15, 2018 - businessreport.com - Plans for two Baton Rouge rail stations to be unveiled Tuesday.
While officials still haven’t determined how to pay for the proposed passenger rail service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, they have a general idea of what the rail stations might look like in the Capital Region.
On Tuesday, preliminary concepts for multimodal rail stations expected to be located in Mid City and the Baton Rouge Health District will be on display for public viewing at a meeting hosted by the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority.
The RDA and its planning consultant, HNTB, have been working on a rail station master plan since November. Bryan Jones, HNTB Gulf Coast district deputy office leader, says his team sketched the stops as multi-modal transportation hubs, reflecting prevailing stakeholder input from past meetings.
“They want to ensure that these rail stations have the potential to be more than just a rail stop, and more of a comprehensive catalyst for development,” Jones says.
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