From the Lansing State Journal:
Demolition of the old Michigan State University Surplus Store and Printing Services buildings has begun, the first step in a remodel of the East Lansing Amtrak station that will create a new Capital Area Multi-Modal Station.
The demolition launches construction of a multimillion-dollar project that will create a Capital Area Transportation Authority-run hub for Amtrak trains and Greyhound, Megabus and Indian Trails buses. The project, which will replace the 40-year-old train station near Harrison and Trowbridge roads, is expected to wrap up by next summer.
The Amtrak station will remain open during construction, CATA said in a news release, though parking will be limited.
The project is funded by a $6.3 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant, plus $500,000 from the Michigan Department of Transportation. MSU owns the site and leases it to CATA to manage the station.
CATA awarded a contract for the project to Holt-based Laux Construction earlier this summer.