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$500,000 Possibly Going to Virginia Museum of Transportation

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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 $100,000 a year for the next five years.

Roanoke Mayor David Bowers says the council is trying to meet a challenge the president of Norfolk Southern issued years ago.

"Times are getting a little better and we want to accept that challenge and improve our Museum of Transportation," 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.