Chestnut Street Station

Butler County Regional Transit Authority is creating a multimodal transportation center at 97 W Chestnut Street, the former site of Talawanda High School. This facility will provide a one-stop transfer location for BCRTA services in Oxford and serving Miami University, as well as connections to Hamilton and other regional destinations. The facility will also include “back of house” transit operations including indoor vehicle storage, vehicle fueling, vehicle washing, and maintenance areas. Also known as The Chestnut Street Multimodal Station and Shared Service Facility.

Architecture & Engineering: Bowen+, Urban Engineers, Bayer Becker

General Contractor: Graybach

Funding Partners: USDOT Federal Transit Administration, Miami University, Ohio Department of Transportation

Estimated Construction Cost: $23,692,150

Groundbreaking: January 19, 2024

Estimated Completion: September 2025

Special Thanks: OKI Regional Council of Governments, City of Oxford, Talawanda School District

Media inquiries may be directed to Shawn Cowan, Director of Customer Care & Public Engagement

  • Indoor and Outdoor Passenger Waiting Areas
  • Accessible Public Restrooms
  • Bike Storage
  • Real-Time Transit Information
  • Passenger Kiosks/Customer Service
  • Covered Bus Transfer Areas
  • Community Meeting Space
  • Bus Maintenance, Fueling, Washing, & Indoor Storage Areas
  • Accomodations for Future Battery-Electric or Hydrogen Fueling
  • Accomodations for Future Solar Energy Capture
  • Shared Access and Amenities for Proposed Amtrak Service

Project News & Updates

  • BCRTA to Break Ground on Chestnut Street Multimodal Station

    OXFORD, OHIO – Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA), in partnership with Miami University, will break ground on its long-awaited Chestnut Street Multimodal Station (97 W. Chestnut St., Oxford, OH 45056) on Friday, Jan. 19, at 11:30 a.m. Located at the old site of Talawanda High School, this transit hub will serve as a concourse…

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  • Miami University and BCRTA Execute Lease for Chestnut Street Station

    Following several months of negotiation, BCRTA and Miami University have executed a 40-year lease for the construction and operation of the Chestnut Street Multimodal Station and Shared Services Facility. With this lease, Miami Univeristy has provided a portion of several parcels, part of the former Talawanda High School property, now known as 97 W Chestnut…

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  • BCRTA Awards Contract for Construction of Chestnut Street Station

    The BCRTA Board of Trustees today voted to award a contract to Graybach LLC for the construction of the Chestnut Street Multimodal Station and Shared Services Facility. The contract is for a single prime contractor in the amount of $23,692,150. Although the Board of Trustees provided authority today, construction may not begin until the BCRTA…

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  • BCRTA Asks for Construction Bids

    BCRTA has released a complete set of drawings and specifications with requests for bids to construct the proposed Chestnut Street Multimodal Station.

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  • BCRTA Announces Partnership with Richard L. Bowen & Associates

    Hamilton, Ohio – Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA) and Richard L. Bowen & Associates Inc. are happy to announce a contract signing for the Architecture & Engineering of the Chestnut Street Multimodal Transportation Facility in Oxford, Ohio. The Multimodal Transportation Facility will be designed as a community gathering space for intermodal trips by foot,…

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Frequently
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When will Chestnut Street Station open?

The station is expected to be open by Fall of 2025.

How was the facility funded?

The Chestnut Street Station was funded with a variety of Federal, State, and Local funds. The majority of funding was provided by the USDOT Federal Transit Administration. Miami University also contributed the 40-year land lease and $1.6M. BCRTA provided more than $3M in locally generated revenues. No Butler County property taxes or other county funds are included in the project.

Will Chestnut Street Station serve Amtrak?

The project currently under construction includes passenger waiting areas, restrooms, and real time displays that are intended to serve bus riders as well as future Amtrak service located immediately to the east of the facility. However, the Amtrak platform is a separate project being coordinated by the City of Oxford expected to open after the Chestnut Street Station

Who will operate the facility when it opens?

The Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA) will staff and operate the facility as well as maintain the facility and grounds leased to the BCRTA by Miami University.

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Will there be free parking at the station?

BCRTA is working closely with Miami University and the City of Oxford to ensure adequate public parking is made available at the facility. BCRTA’s lease parcel provided by Miami University does not include parking areas for private autos.

Will bus services other than BCRTA stop at the Chestnut Street Station?

BCRTA is working with providers to encourage regional interlining services like Greyhound to make stops at the facility. Regional or local providers that would like to use the facility as part of their services may contact BCRTA directly to coordinate.

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