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"Press conference on plans to revitalize Union Station"

July 17, 1980


Mike Botula reports from Union Station on the press conference detailing plans to revitalize the building and make it a transportation hub for the region. Mayor Tom Bradley welcomes everyone, and talks about Union Station as an architectural landmark, and its future as a major regional transportation center for both intra-city and intercity travel. Governor Jerry Brown discusses a renaissance in train travel, and announces that the state of California will take over Union Station and operate it as a focal point for linking travel. Brown and Bradley sign Senate Bill 654 which will turn Union Station over to Cal Trans. An unidentified woman from Cal Trans talks about securing funding for the project and the funding sources they will pursue. Clip includes shots of a model of Union Station, passengers inside Union Station and boarding trains, and shots of the reporters and people at the event.