Open house Dec. 15, 2014 at the new Dearborn Amtrak station

Photo by Steve Sobel
Photo by Steve Sobel

The city of Dearborn is hosting an open house 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at the John Dingell Transit Center, 21201 Michigan Ave.

The new 16,000-square-foot facility is the first of many steps to boost intermodal transportation and encourage more people to take the train when they travel.

The transit center was funded entirely with $28.2 million from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. With almost 80,000 travelers in 2014, the old facility located about a mile east of the new station, was one of the busiest train stations in Metro Detroit.

During the open house, visitors can tour the station, see informative displays and talk with people knowledgeable about the future of train travel. A mural created by Dearborn students will also be featured. Congressman John Dingell (D-MI) and his wife, Debbie are expected to be at the open house.