Here are the two pictures that are linked to the story (who know how long they'll last...)The U.S. Senate has approved $1.5 million in federal funding for the restoration of the old Franklin Street train station in Reading. Officials say BARTA will use the money to pay for the design, engineering, and construction required to restore the historic building once owned by the Reading Railroad. When it's finished, they say it will serve as an important transportation hub and an economic and urban revitalization stimulus for the region. The Senate also approved awarding $250,000 to the city of Reading's lighting and street enhancement initiative. The money is part of the 2008 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Bill. It now awaits final approval by the full Congress and the President.
Anyways, that is pretty neat and hopefully the station will see passenger rail traffic again some day.
Here are some details about all of the associated grants:
http://specter.senate.gov/public/index. ... 5d48cd5b18