Work for All the Crafts: Building Normal’s Multimodal Transit Hub into Illinois’ Second Busiest Amtrak Station

October 2014

The building of Normal, Illinois’ Uptown Station created 140,000 hours of work for construction workers in at least 13 different crafts, who were then suffering the highest unemployment rates of their careers. The $49 million project was supported by a $22 million Transportation Infrastructure Generating Employment Recovery (TIGER) grant, part of the federal stimulus.

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