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Possible $500,000 going to Virginia Museum of Transportation pending Roanoke City Council vote

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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.

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