Governor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania Receives Nearly $7 Million in Grant Funding for Transit

September 09, 2016

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that it is the recipient of nearly $7 million in grant money from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to help provide more modern, reliable bus service for transit riders in Pennsylvania.

“Providing Pennsylvanians with improved transit operations is truly reflective of government that works,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Mobility is key to life quality and we’re glad to have been chosen to receive funding for these important infrastructure improvements.”

Governor Wolf said the FTA selected projects include those that replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate and construct bus-related facilities, such as buildings for bus storage and maintenance.

“It’s important to me as secretary that those who need Pennsylvania’s transit system for employment, education and healthcare have the best experience possible,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “These grants will help to ensure that our customers’ expectations are met.”

Pennsylvania’s grant allocations are as follows:

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) $4,000,000

SEPTA will receive funding to rehabilitate the Wissahickon Transit Center on the Manayunk/Norristown line in Northwest Philadelphia

River Valley Transit $2,040,000

River Valley Transit will receive funding to purchase new CNG replacement buses in Williamsport.

Transportation and Motor Buses for Public Use Authority (AMTRAN) $864,000

AMTRAN will receive funding to purchase replacement buses in Altoona.

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