Southern Illinois Multimodal Station (SIMMS)

Carbondale Station Project Rendering

Description: The City of Carbondale was awarded a $13.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) program for the Southern Illinois Multimodal Station (SIMMS) project, a new transportation center in downtown Carbondale. The grant will be utilized for the design and construction of the new multi-modal transportation center, as well as the demolition of the existing Amtrak station.  


Anticipated Construction Start Date: April 2021


Anticipated Construction Completion Date: April 2024 


Location: Downtown Carbondale on the east side of South Illinois Avenue


Estimated Project Cost: $17,482,500


Funding Source: $13,986,000 from BUILD Grant, $2,500,000 from IDOT Transit Improvement Program, remaining work will be funded by the City.  


Contractor: TBD


Project Impact: TBD



Construction Updates

10/21/2020 – MBE plan approved


07/01/2020 – Federal Transit Administration Agreement approved


06/08/2020 – NEPA categorical exclusion granted


11/6/2019 – City of Carbondale awarded BUILD grant