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Mayor Jones to Advance $10 Million Grant to Upgrade Main Street Station

Mayor Dwight C. Jones today announced that he will submit an ordinance at Monday’s City Council meeting to accept a $10 million grant to advance the third and final phase of the multi-year renovation of Richmond’s iconic Main Street Station. The grant was approved yesterday by the Richmond Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (RAMPO), the regional body that allocates federal transportation funding. The grant faces final approval by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in June. “The region has been working for more than two decades to renovate one of Richmond’s most iconic buildings into a true multi-modal transportation center,” said Mayor Jones. “This funding will kick-start the final renovation phase and we’re grateful to our neighboring localities for supporting this effort to strengthen the region’s transportation network.” The third phase aims to enhance the multi-modal transportation options at Main Street Station and to improve existing rail passenger service and support fut