Gov. Tom Wolf and Transportation Secretary Yassmin Gramian have announced the approval of funding for 64 projects to improve transportation alternatives and enhance mobility and public accessibility across the state, 43 of which are funded through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Townships were recipients or beneficiaries of many of these awards.
The TA Set-Aside provides funding for projects and activities defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation, trails that serve a transportation purpose, and safe routes to school projects. Click here to see the list of awardees.
Wolf also announced the winners of nearly $200 million for water-related projects. Penn Township, Westmoreland County will receive a grant of more than $2 million for a drainage project that will address flooding along a road and incorporate green infrastructure. Click here for more.