Harrisburg Transportation Center is being modernized to improve ADA accessibility, accommodate increased ridership, provide passenger amenities, and bring the 1887 station building into a state of good repair.
The $2 million initiative includes building maintenance and necessary upgrades, such as:
- Replacing the aging, leaking, damaged station roofs and associated skylights that have reached the end of their serviceable life; and
- Improving the meeting space for visitors and occupants of the Observation Room.
In a separate but related effort to improve ADA accommodation, Amtrak in 2016 installed a ramp from the lobby to the passenger bridge waiting area, and installed an elevator from the passenger bridge to platform level.
Design of the station roof and observation room is currently under Amtrak review. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2022.
Improvements are being led by PennDOT in partnership with Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority. The Federal Transit Administration and PennDOT are providing federal and state funding.