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Posted on: December 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] IDOT Announces Additional $300,000 in Funding for SIMMS

Southern Illinois Multimodal Station


CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is pleased to announce the Illinois Department of Transportation, Office of Intermodal Project Implementation (IDOT-OIPI) will provide an additional $300,000 in state funding for the Southern Illinois Multi-Modal Station (SIMMS) project. The additional funds boost IDOT’s contribution to SIMMS to $2.8 million. 

“The City of Carbondale has been working with IDOT’s Transit office since 2015 to plan for the project, and appreciate their long-term commitment to the City. Together with our BUILD grant that was awarded in 2019, the City has now secured $16.8 million in funding for SIMMS,” said City Manager Gary Williams. 

Construction of the transportation center is expected to begin in the spring of 2022 and be complete in the spring of 2024. 

For more information on this project, visit our website

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To reach the City of Carbondale, contact Public Relations Officer Roni LeForge at 618-559-1939. 

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”


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