The Union Station Redevelopment Corporation was formed some years ago when Washington's Union Station was renovated and redeveloped. This group is still very much alive and active today as property manager for the station. When it opened after the renovation, 70,000 visitors per day were typical; now, the station sees over 200,000 people per day come through its doors.
Currently this group is in the process of developing master plans for the future of the station, and has a number of other projects in process, including modification of the Center Cafe and development of an additional lower level access to the Food Court from the head house.
You can get information on all of these plans, plus upgrades to the Metro access and the planned H Street pedestrian connection (for the future streetcar line) at the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation web site at www.usrcdc.com.
While this group is not responsible for train operations, Amtrak is one of their major tenants. The planned improvements are intended to help with the passenger experience, and usability of the station for all visitors.
DCNRHS was asked to provide official consulting and commentary on the project.
The public comment period ends July 23, 2010.