HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that 45 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian and ports and waterways projects will benefit communities in 22 counties through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Multimodal Transportation Fund.
“Our multimodal investments support important projects that help residents and local economies,” said Wolf. “We are making possible improvements that will bring significant benefits to these communities.”
The $41.5 million investment follows PennDOT’s evaluation of 222 applications requesting more than $241 million. The department made selections based on safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency and operational sustainability.
Among the investments was $670,000 for DuBois City to extend walkways on both sides of South Main Street, North Main Street and DuBois Street beginning at Grove Avenue and terminating at Hamor Street.
The Multimodal Transportation Fund was created by Act 89, enacted in November of 2013, Pennsylvania’s far-reaching transportation funding plan. For the first time, transit, aviation, rail freight and pedestrian and bicycle modes obtained dedicated sources of funds, putting the modes on a firmer footing for future initiatives.
PennDOT will open the next round of Multimodal Transportation Fund applications on Feb. 26, 2018, with applications due on March 30, 2018.
For more information about the program, including the application form, visit www.penndot.gov and click on Multimodal Transportation under the “Projects & Programs” button.