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PA Community Transport Initiative Funds Projects in Thirty Counties

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$59.2 Million has been allocated to fund 50 community-led planning and construction projects. These projects were selected from an overwhelming response of over 400 applications requesting more than $600 million in funding.


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PennDOT and its planning partners are eager and willing to apply Smart Transportation principles in solving transportation challenges in the state.

"We are anxious to get the real work started! With the help of our partner organizations, we look forward to working with the selected project sponsors in building a better and more sustainable transportation system for all of Pennsylvania."

Note: The selected PCTI projects were jointly announced with 30 projects selected for the Safe Routes to School Program.

Adams County

  • Mount Joy Township will receive $30,000 to plan for future commercial and residential growth in a manner consistent with the principles of Smart Transportation. 

  • Borough of Gettysburg will receive $2,500,000 to install streetscape improvements to Gettysburg’s Steinwehr Avenue and intersecting primary streets

Allegheny County

  • Oakland Transportation Management Association and Carnegie Mellon University will receive $150,000 to study methods for improving walkability, safety and multi-modal access along the Forbes Avenue and Fifth Avenue corridors.

  • Allegheny County Public Works Department will receive $500,000 to develop a safe network of trails for pedestrians and bicyclists in Allegheny County’s North Park.

  • Point Park University will receive $3,950,000 to install corridor upgrades and enhancements to Wood Street corridor and the intersections of Boulevard of the Allies and Third Avenue.

  • All Allegheny County Economic Development will receive $300,000 to study ways to ensure that walking and biking can become an integral part of getting around Allegheny County.

  • Carnegie Mellon University will receive $30,000 to create an online collaborative transportation planning network.

Beaver County

  • Beaver County Transit Authority will receive $1,800,000 to install a roundabout for a 6-legged intersection, with intermodal components that will result in operational cost savings to the transit authority.

Blair County

  • City of Altoona will receive $300,000 to install bike and pedestrian amenities that connect the downtown to the Penn State Altoona campus.

Bucks County

  • Newtown Borough will receive $30,000 to create and implement design standards that encourage new developments to incorporate features to make walking and bicycling more viable modes of transportation.

  • Chalfont Borough will receive $463,405 to install pedestrian safety improvements with connections to an elementary and middle school, the community and transit.

Centre County

  • Centre County MPO, in conjunction with North Central RPO, will receive $100,000 to study potential park and ride lots in the Moshannon Valley to provide commuter service to neighboring communities.

  • Ferguson Township will receive $2,970,000 to install a collector road between two arterial roads serving travelers within a proposed traditional neighborhood development that includes a highly connected local street grid.

Chester County

  • New Garden Township will receive $200,000 to study the Baltimore Pike and Newark Road corridors to develop a sound traffic improvement and access management plan in preparation for future development pressures along the corridor.

  • Borough of South Coatesville will receive $50,000 to study the feasibility of a multi-use trail along Brandywine Creek, First Avenue and Modena Road.

  • West Bradford Township will receive $2,000,000 to install pedestrian and roadside improvements to create a walkable, mixed-use community corridor.

Cumberland County

  • Borough of Carlisle will receive $2,826,000 to install multi-modal improvements in Downtown Carlisle to enhance safety and mobility.

Delaware County

  • Borough of Millbourne will receive $35,000 to plan for multi-modal transportation improvements near the Millbourne train station.

Erie County

  • City of Erie will receive $3,350,000 to install pedestrian safety improvements as part of the comprehensive downtown neighborhood redevelopment of Union Square.

  • Erie-Western PA Port Authority will receive $5,000,000 to implement a broad mobility initiative that includes roadway improvements to enhance the development potential along the roadway, electronic messaging kiosks, and transit parking anchors.

  • Erie-Western PA Port Authority will receive $300,000 to plan business investment strategies for the Port of Erie to receive and distribute freight from Nova Scotia.

Fayette County

  • Redevelopment Authority of the County of Fayette will receive $1,920,000 to improve the Route 381 corridor through Ohiopyle State Park and Borough.

Indiana County

  • Blairsville Borough will receive $3,118,465 to install infrastructure improvements, including bicycle and pedestrian improvements, to Blairsville Diamond Square and Market Street.

 Jefferson County

  • Punxsutawney Borough will receive $607,200 to upgrade the local transportation network in the downtown area to better complement the intermodal Punxsutawney Transit Facility.

Lancaster County

  • Red Rose Transit Authority will receive $2,000,000 to expand an existing transit terminal and partner with a private entity to build transit-oriented development that will increase transit ridership and generate operating revenue for the authority.

  • Mount Joy Township will receive $292,000 for regional traffic synchronization and pedestrian improvements along the Elizabethtown regional corridor.

Lebanon County

  • Lebanon County MPO will receive $660,000 to construct a park and ride facility that will provide more commuter options in the region.

Lehigh County

  • City of Allentown will receive $300,000 to study alternatives for enhancing the local network along the Lehigh River waterfront, while also planning for pedestrian and safety improvements.

Lycoming County

  • Lycoming County will receive $427,000 to extend the Pine Creek trail through the Borough of Jersey Shore and provide a linkage to the Susquehanna Riverfront.

Mercer County

  • Shenango Valley MPO will receive $200,000 to study the US Route 19 Corridor, focusing on signal upgrades and improvements to make the community more pedestrian friendly.

Montgomery County

  • Abington Township will receive $275,000 to plan for transit-oriented development at the Noble Train station.

  • Lower Merion Township will receive $350,000 to construct bicycle and pedestrian improvements from Cynwyd station to the Cynwyd trail.

  • Borough of Lansdale will receive $3,500,000 to improve traffic circulation within the Borough by rehabilitating segments of Wood and Vine Streets.

  • Cheltenham Township will receive $1,400,000 to construct traffic calming and pedestrian improvements to provide intermodal connectivity in a high density area.

Pike County

  • Lehman Township will receive $160,000 to study and update local land use ordinances to proactively plan for new development and preserve community context.
    Union County

  • Lewisburg Area Recreational Authority will receive $3,700,000 to construct a 10-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail connecting the County’s two largest communities of Lewisburg and Mifflinburg.
    Union County will receive $220,000 to develop a corridor master plan for US Route 15 between the Beagle Club/River Road intersection and William Penn Drive.

Venango County

  • City of Oil City will receive $205,000 to conduct a Smart Transportation study of US Route 62 through Oil City’s southside business district to recommend infrastructure improvements and land use ordinance modifications.

York County

  • Rabbittransit will receive $100,000 to study locations for Park and Ride lots to facilitate use of Rabbittransit express bus service.

  • York County Planning Commission will receive $100,000 to study sound access management strategies along the US Route 30 corridor in Jackson and Paradise Townships.

  • Felton Borough will receive $35,000 to study traffic calming and connectivity options along Main Street in Felton Borough.

Multiple Counties

Bradford and Tioga Counties

  • Northern Tier RPO will receive $1,200,000 to install mobility and safety improvements to ten intersections along corridors in Wellsboro, Mansfield, Richmond Township and Athens Township.

Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter Counties

  • North Central RPO will receive $285,000 to identify existing and planned land uses surrounding the region’s recently developed core system, and to locate current and planned investments in water, sewer and industrial development.

Chester and Montgomery Counties

  • Montgomery County will receive $1,775,000 to reduce the width of Hanover Street vehicle lanes in order to have room to install bike lanes, parking, and a multi-use trail from River Road to High Street.

Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties

  • SEDA-Council of Governments will receive $125,000 to study and develop design options for the Lake Augusta corridor to alleviate congestion, improve safety and accommodate multiple modes of transportation.

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