The town of Waterloo is accepting bids for a project to move its historic train station closer to an Amtrak boarding area. The project will allow the DeKalb County community to return its restored depot to service.
The work involves building relocation to a new foundation, minor renovations, constructing a parking lot, new ADA-compliant features, plus infrastructure, lighting and sidewalk improvements.
The town says the project is ten years in the making and is supported by funding from a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery II grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. It includes a new electronic arrival time display to serve what officials say is the station with the third-highest ridership in an Indiana station. Last year, more than 22,000 passengers were served by from Chicago to Washington D.C. and Chicago to New York City & Boston. Four trains passed through each day.