Highland Associates

Union Station Intermodal Transit Center

Pottsville, PA

Union Station Intermodal Center is mixed-use facility providing inter-city and outer-city bus service, excursion rail, parking for cars, and commercial and retail space. The structure’s lower level accommodates commercial space for transit operations, a visitor’s center and retail opportunities. The second level houses office space and the third level houses the Schuylkill Transportation Systems (STS) facility. Benesch assisted in the analysis of three sites , which included documentation of the size of each site, existing grades, access and utilities. Benesch also performed parking, traffic and transit studies to examine existing supply and demand and future demand based upon land-use changes, and to determine parking generation rates, parking access and control, parking circulation and signing. Design services included land development plan approval, Highway Occupancy permitting, modular “t-wall” design, post and plank retaining wall design, erosion control and storm water permitting, as well as coordination with all stakeholders.

Project highlights

  • Civil/Site services included site feasbility studies
  • Permitting and post and plank retaining wall design