Governor Wolf and PennDOT Announce Funding for 51 Alternative Transportation Projects (Round-Up)

By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant

January 11, 2017

Yesterday, Governor Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced federal funding for 51 alternative transportation projects across the Commonwealth.

“These projects are important initiatives that enhance communities across Pennsylvania to create stronger economies and better infrastructure,” Governor Wolf said. “Making these improvements will enhance pedestrian and bicycle facilities, improve access to public transportation, create safe routes to school, preserve historic transportation structures, provide environmental mitigation, create trails that serve a transportation purpose, and promote safety and mobility.”

A full list of the approved projects can be viewed here.

Take a look at the coverage below:

Daily Item: Sunbury gets $640,000 toward Chestnut Street Project

The city of Sunbury is the recipient of $640,000 in federal money toward the $3.6 million Chestnut Street Rehabilitation Project that include pedestrian safety, replacing sidewalks and curbs and adding ramps to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The grant was announced by Governor Tom Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards as part of 51 projects to improve transportation alternatives. A total of $33 million in federal funds was awarded.

Bucks County Courier Times: Federal grant to support local trails in Bucks, Montgomery counties

Five townships in Bucks and Montgomery counties will receive a combined total of nearly $3 million to go toward trail construction projects, as part of a grant from the Transportation Alternatives Program. Gov. Tom Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced Tuesday that $33 million in federal funding will go to support projects in 51 communities throughout Pennsylvania, including Warwick, New Britain Township, Limerick, Abington and Cheltenham.

Lancaster Online: Lancaster County transportation alternative projects to receive $2.36 million in federal funds

Three Lancaster County municipalities will receive a combined $2.36 million to help fund PennDOT projects designed to improve transportation alternatives. The three county Pennsylvania Department of Transportation projects are among 51 statewide that will receive some of the $33 million in federal funds.

Philly Voice: Philly ‘in line’ to get $2.8 million for bike, other alternative transportation projects

State officials announced Tuesday that 51 alternative transportation projects throughout Pennsylvania, including a handful in Philadelphia, are in line for a cool $33 million in federal funding. That means better sidewalks and trails for the Pennsylvania’s pedestrians and bikers.

WFMZ: Reading awarded grant for trail between RACC, Buttonwood Street

More than $1 million in federal transportation money is on its way to Berks County. Reading will receive $910,099 to create a segment of the Schuylkill River Trail between the campus of Reading Area Community College and Buttonwood Street.

Daily American: Somerset Borough awarded nearly a half-million dollars for sidewalk improvements

Somerset Borough has been awarded a $428,928 grant to improve sidewalks uptown. The project was one of 51 awarded a combined $33 million in federal funds, according to Gov. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards.


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