$16.5 Million Federal Grant Will Complete Niagara Falls Rail Station

The federal government unlocked a $16.5 million grant to complete the last phase of construction of an international railroad passenger station near the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Officials have been planning for 24 years to redevelop the 1863 U.S. Customs House on Whirlpool Street into a regional transportation gateway for trains, buses, tour vehicles, taxis and pedestrians.

Approval of the grant by the Federal Railroad Administration was announced by Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Mayor Paul A. Dyster.

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