Train and bus station designs unveiled Wednesday
Posted at: 04/03/2013 3:10 AM | Updated at: 04/03/2013 5:57 PM
News10NBC is getting to see, for the first time, what the new Rochester train and bus station is going to look like.
The design is based on one of Rochester's first train stations, built in 1914. The train station will be located at the site of the current station on North Clinton and Joseph Avenues.
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter says the new train station will be completely handicap accessible and will have ramps throughout the building.
There will also be examples of green technology like a system to collect rainwater and use it to flush the toilets.
Congresswoman Slaughter said the project will cost $23 million, but that number could go down as construction gets underway.
Representative Louise Slaughter said, "There might be changes but frankly we might be able to save money too on the design bill."
Federal grants will pay for most of the project. The rest will be funded by the state and Rochester. News10NBC is still waiting to hear when construction will begin, but we do know it is expected to be complete in 2016.