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Transforming North America's transit hubs

Cities including New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, San Francisco and Toronto will spend or have spent billions on renovations and refurbishments of transportation centers. 

May 26, 2017

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 Projects and Development Services Group. “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 21st century city living:

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