Transforming North America’s transit hubs

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Article by William Polk

JLL Real Views

Today’s fast growing, fast-paced cities need comprehensive public transport networks to meet the needs of both local people and businesses.

As such, transportation centers throughout North America are undergoing major facelifts. Cities including New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, San Francisco and Toronto will spend or have spent billions on renovations and refurbishments.

The updates don’t just improve the transportation infrastructure. They enhance the entire transportation experience by transforming those hubs into modern, amenity-filled spaces offering restaurants, retail, residential accommodations and even event destinations.

“A successful transport center has become one of the mainstays of a vibrant city,” says Joe Caprile, Managing Director of JLL’s Project and Development Services. “More and more people are relying on efficient, economical transit opportunities and diminishing their reliance on single automobiles.”

View the slideshow  to see how six major transit hubs in North America are transforming their spaces into terminals fit for twenty-first century city living.

This article was first published on JLL Real Views.

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