Newport News Transportation Center
The Newport News Transportation Center Project, which will feature a new state-of-the-art Amtrak station, is advancing. Construction is expected to begin in 2017 and the facility is expected to be fully operational in 2019. Trains will be able to turn around more quickly and efficiently, and a covered platform, incorporated in the design of the 8,000-square-foot building, will permit passengers to board from one level without stepping up or down. The new center will be able to support additional services beyond the two current trains. It will feature accommodations for buses and taxis, house Amtrak maintenance operations, have adjacent parking and provide amenities such as walking trails. It will be located adjacent to Bland Boulevard, not far from the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.