Omaha Firm Will Build Lincoln Train Station

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A group has chosen an Omaha construction company to build the new Lincoln train station at a cost of $1.28 million.

Ronco Construction Co. is expected to finish work on the station and an 800-foot canopy by mid-June 2012.

Although Lincoln's current depot will remain, Amtrak passengers will use the new station, being built 700 feet to the west.

The change is being made because the current tracks must be moved due to the new Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Amtrak will rent most of the new building.

The Joint Public Agency, which is overseeing arena-related construction, also approved another contract, spending about $610,000 to build the depot's platform. Lincoln-based Stevens & Smith Construction won that contract.

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