St. Paul’s Union Depot will be receiving $35 million in federal stimulus grants, part of $1.5 billion worth of grants for transportation projects that are being announced today.
The amount was announced at the depot at a 9 a.m. news conference.
The Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority had applied for $135.8 million in Transportation Improvements Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, grants for the renovation of the historic depot.
Ramsey County officials have long viewed the historic depot as a regional transit hub for trains, buses, taxis and bicycles. It will be the terminus of the Central Corridor light-rail line, and Amtrak is expected to move there after the renovation is complete.
Another step forward. I’m very excited to see the Twin Cities in the next 5 years.