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Obama to talk transportation in St. Paul visit

ST. PAUL -- When President Barack Obama comes to the Twin Cities on Wednesday, he will make a stop at Union Depot in St. Paul to discuss transportation and transit issues, a source confirmed Saturday.

Union Depot, which reopened in late 2012 after a $274 million refurbishing, will serve as a hub for Amtrak passenger rail service; buses from Megabus, Jefferson Lines and Metro Transit; and the Green Line light rail.

St. Paul civic leaders are hoping the elegant hall, which was built in 1923 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, will help revitalize the city's downtown.