The Trump administration announced a plan Wednesday to build a new train station and expand a historic train station in the heart of downtown Louisville, which would also provide jobs for local residents.
The Louisville Metro Commission is expected to approve the project, which is being financed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Kentucky Regional Economic Development Corporation.
The project would be the largest train station expansion in Louisville history, with $20 million in federal money for the Louisville Regional Connector.
It would also bring more than 5,000 new jobs to the area.
The new project will include a new, modern dining and retail space, plus parking for up to 1,000 cars, according to the Louisville Metro Transit Authority.
It will also include a second new entrance on the north side of the existing rail yard, according the Metro Commission.
The plan is designed to provide an additional 10,000 jobs for the area over a five-year period.
That would include nearly 8,000 permanent jobs, and more than 7,000 temporary jobs.
It also would add more than 3,000 hotel jobs and create more than 4,000 construction jobs, according Metro.
The project has been criticized by the Louisville City Council, which has said it needs a new station, and some Louisville residents have complained that the new train stations are too small.
The plan is being designed by the Metro Transit Commission and will be overseen by Louisville City Hall.
The Louisville Metropolitan Council has also expressed concerns about the cost of the project.
The state-of-the-art train station is expected, in addition to the new entrance, to attract more tourists, according Trump.