New Alton Multimodal facility

Discuss new retail, dining, business and residential projects in Southwestern Illinois, including East St. Louis, Belleville, O'Fallon and Edwardsville.
Federal funding for new high speed rail, bus and bike center in Alton, said to be part of the new "Robert Wadlow Town Centre" (spelled th cutesie Engish way) Anyone know any more on this?

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illi ... 0f31a.html
Train station is complete - Looks pretty good

http://www.stltoday.com/news/traffic/al ... bd5c6.html
Do any of the infrastructure improvements include sidewalks?
So why is it out in the middle of nowhere beyond the edge of town? The old station is in a far more accessible location.