The project expands parking capacity, improves vehicular traffic circulation, improves multimodal access to the train station, and promotes economic development.
PennDOT advanced three elements of station-area improvements.
- Parking: 400 spaces were provided adjacent to the station.
- West Emaus Street Extension: The local street now connects to West Main Street (Route 230) through the new station parking lot, improving traffic flow in the station area. The design is consistent with the Borough of Middletown's redevelopment efforts.
- Pedestrian Improvements: A crosswalk provides a north–south pedestrian link across Route 230.
Construction proceeded in conjunction with the station project. The parking facilities opened in January 2022.
This project was led by PennDOT with additional funding by the Federal Transit Administration.