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Charleston Amtrak station welcomes over $6 million in ADA accessibility upgrades and improvement projects


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The recognition of upwards of $6 million in improvement upgrades were the focal point at the Charleston Amtrak station Thursday morning, all of which are helping to make train transportation more accessible to everyone.

Amtrak officials united with officials from the City of Charleston, congressional representatives, and U.S Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) himself at the Amtrak station in Charleston to announce the most recent project pulling in approximately $6.4 million in accessibility improvements. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Amtrak station Thursday to welcome in those upgrades.

“We want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of passenger rail and be able to travel,” Amtrak Executive Vice President of Strategy Planning Dennis Newman told MetroNews.

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