Funding now in place for major Duluth transportation hub

The state bonding bill is providing the final $4.5 million needed for the facility. Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar secured an initial $16 million federal appropriation in 2010, and $5.5 million in local and private investment funding was already secured. The center will provide an indoor terminal area for the transferring of bus passengers and an 8-bay bus boarding platform, along with an indoor passenger-waiting area, seating and public restrooms.
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The state bonding bill is providing the final $4.5 million needed for the facility. Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar secured an initial $16 million federal appropriation in 2010, and $5.5 million in local and private investment funding was already secured. The center will provide an indoor terminal area for the transferring of bus passengers and an 8-bay bus boarding platform, along with an indoor passenger-waiting area, seating and public restrooms.

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