The Ames Intermodal Facility in Ames, Iowa, a transportation hub that will bring together parking, transit access, public and private transportation providers, and the Iowa State University and Ames communities, opened its doors last week. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff and U.S. Senator Tom Harkin as well as the mayor of Ames and the president of Iowa State.
The facility is one of the first Department of Transportation TIGER grants; funded in 2009 through the Partnership for Sustainable Communities. The Ames Intermodal Facility connects bus terminals for major lines and includes bicycling facilities and 384 parking spaces all under one roof, allowing greater transit access. According to Administrator Rogoff:
“This project shows what the TIGER program is all about: creating seamless connections between transportation choices– bikes, buses, paratransit, the airport shuttle, taxis, and much better parking, [as well as] laying the groundwork for a bright economic future with renewed vitality.”
For more on the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, visit www.smartgrowthamerica.org/partnership.