Pennsylvania to invest in 43 multimodal projects to improve safety, mobility

Projects will help improve roadways, address pedestrian and accessibility concerns, and repair bridges

April 19, 2021 / 1 minute read
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that 43 highway, bridge, rail, and bike and pedestrian projects in 21 counties were selected for $45.9 million in funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

Reflecting the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) commitment to improving local infrastructure, several of the projects will also help local governments improve roadways, address pedestrian and accessibility concerns, and help bridges in need of repair or replacement.

“Investing in our communities continues to be critical to moving the economy forward in 2021,” PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian said in a statement. “Making roadways more accessible for all modes of travel assures that we are making continued business connections for the future and keeps transportation an integral part of daily living.”

PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on criteria such as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.

The next round of multimodal grant applications will open in September 2021 in the state.

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SOURCE: Office of Gov. Tom Wolf

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