Oklahoma City wins millions for transportation hub
Filed by KOSU News in Local News.
September 5, 2013
Oklahoma City is getting a bundle of help from the federal government. The city wins a 13 and a half million dollar grant for the Santa Fe railroad station downtown.
“Oh my goodness, I yelled in my office. People were just like oh my goodness what’s going on. I was just so thrilled, so thrilled. We worked really hard on this application so it’s really exciting to have it come through,” said Jane Abraham, Community and Government Manager for the City.
Under MAPS 3, street cars will stop at the station, but Abraham says the money is about more than that.
“It really is big for the future of the regional transportation system in central Oklahoma.”
The grant will go towards rehab of the station. But the city still needs to acquire the building itself – a ruling this week put the purchase price at $4.5 million. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2015.