Big financial changes may be coming for the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke.
The Roanoke City Council discussed plans to give the museum $500,000 over the next five years. Every year, the museum will get $100,000.
Roanoke's Mayor David Bowers says the council is trying to meet a challenge the President of Northfolk Southern issued years ago.
"Times are getting a little better and we want to accept that challenge and improve our Museum of Transportation," Mayor Bowers says.
Bowers says the museum has done a great job of bringing more visitors and now it's the city's turn to step up.
City council will vote on the funding increase next Monday.