Sign Placed Renaming 30th Street Station

Signs are going up noting that Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station has been renamed for the late William H. Gray III.

Gray, was a member of Congress from Philadelphia between 1979 and 1991.

The first sign at the station honoring Gray was installed on June 27 and a second will soon be placed.

A 2014 act of Congress renamed the facility as the William H Gray III 30th Street Station.

Plans also include the installation of  a statue of Gray and a memorial plaque.

Officials have not determined yet where those will be placed.

Gray, who was the first African American to chair the House Budget Committee and serve as majority whip, the third-ranking position in the House, died six years ago at age 71.

He helped raise millions of dollars to renovate 30th Street Station in the 1980s.

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