Union Station overhaul inches forward with $7 million in planning grants

April 12, 2015 9:06 AM

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A $500 million plan to boost capacity and improve the uncomfortable passenger experience at Chicago’s Union Station inched closer to reality Friday with the awarding of $7 million in planning grants.

The funding includes $3 million from the Federal Railroad Administration, $2 million in state matching grants, $1 million from Metra and $1 million in tax-increment financing (TIF) from the city.

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