PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station is being renamed William H. Gray III 30th Street Station. The name change is in honor of the Congressman.
He represented Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District from 1979 to 1991.READ MORE: 'It's Completely Polarized': Political Divide Hard To Ignore In Bucks County As Voters Come Out For Pennsylvania Primary
He then went on to become CEO of the United Negro College Fund.READ MORE: Printer Error Affects Mailed Ballots In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania's 6th Most Populous County
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey called the renaming appropriate and says Gray was a dedicated public servant.MORE NEWS: Lt. Gov. John Fetterman To Undergo Surgery For Pacemaker Implant After Suffering Stroke
“I’m proud to have worked to get legislation passed to rename the station and, with my friend Congressman Evans, to get Amtrak to move forward with a comprehensive renaming. I look forward to finally seeing Congressman Gray’s legacy on display for generations of future travelers every time I pass through historic William H. Gray III 30th Street Station,” Casey said.