Hub at Union Station
Wendel was hired to provide the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) with a more complete intermodal center by designing a bus transfer facility adjacent to the existing Union Station. The new facility not only links the new and historic buildings together, thus removing city bus transfer activities from the city streets, it also bridges two city districts; the historic Union Station and the modern Innovative Corridor along Foster Street. Foster Street provided the space that was lacking at Union Station to build a small satellite park and eight total bus slips. Wendel was involved in the initial programming, and performed an Economic Development study that proposed a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) above the Bus Transfer Facility. Also provided by Wendel were concept and schematic designs for the facility itself, with the 5-story TOD to be built in future phases as funding allows.