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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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May 19

Newport News Transportation Center Public Meeting Monday, May 23rd

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 3:39 PM by Communications Department

The Newport News Department of Engineering is holding a public information meeting for the Newport News Transportation Center project on Monday, May 23rd from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the Denbigh Community Center, 15198 Warwick Boulevard. Citizens are encouraged to attend and learn more about this state-of-the-art multimodal transportation facility to be built at 500 Bland Boulevard adjacent to the railroad tracks beside I-64. transportation_center_SC

Once completed, features of this new transportation center will include an Amtrak station, parking, walking trails, facilities for buses and taxis and an Amtrak maintenance facility. With a modern design highlighted by a glass façade, the platform, building and parking facilities will be built to handle up to four train sets into and out of the city per day. The site of the transportation center provides a more centralized location for travelers with easy access to the airport. The Newport News Transportation Center project is progressing towards an October 2016 advertisement date with construction projected to be completed by October of 2018.

The total project cost is estimated at $41 million dollars and is funded by State InterCity Passenger Rail Operating Capital Funds through the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, as well as Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funds through the Federal Highway Administration and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Citizens are encouraged to provide written or oral comments at the meeting or submit them via email to referencing “Newport News Transportation Center” in the subject line.