ROCHESTER, New York — Construction of Rochester's new Amtrak station is scheduled to finally begin this fall after being stalled by cost issues.
The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports (http://on.rocne.ws/1t2rZAm ) that state transportation officials say the agency is awaiting approval of the design-build contract by the state comptroller's office before a final construction schedule is set.
The nearly $30 million project was supposed to start earlier this year but was delayed after proposals submitted by design-build teams were rejected, partly because of higher costs.
The new station in downtown Rochester will replace the dilapidated station that was only supposed to be a temporary structure when it was built in 1978.
Local officials announced in December 2012 that they had secured the government funding needed to build the new station.
Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, http://www.democratandchronicle.com
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