FUNDING APPROVED FOR TRAIN STATION

Federal funding of $15 million for Rochester’s new train station has been guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Officials announce on Thursday that the contract for final design and construction to be awarded this fall.
The $26.5 million project has met the DOT’s requirements for the loan guaranty, allowing the $15 million to be allocated permanently.
The project is getting $7.5 million in state funding and $500,000 from the city to build the new intermodal station to be owned by Amtrak, which will replace the existing Central Avenue station.

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