Senator Joseph Griffo has secured $450,000 in state funding for several projects in Rome.

$250,000 will go toward capital improvements at the Rome train station, which suffered severe damage when the ceiling collapsed earlier this month.

Griffo says it will allow the city to move forward with building a temporary pedestrian walkway so passenger service from the station can resume.

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The Rome Police Department will get $100,000 to purchase ten pole cameras.  The cameras will be placed at various sites throughout the city.

Funding will also go toward capital improvements at the Rome Animal Control/Rome Fire Department Hazmat Storage Facility and the Rome Art and Community Center.

“This funding will help to improve public safety and will support essential repairs to several facilities in Rome,” Griffo said. “I know that these projects and initiatives will go a long way toward improving the quality of life of Rome residents and those visiting the city.”