More Indego stations, new miles of trails and protected bike lanes are some local transit projects that got a funding boost on Tuesday.
State officials announced that 51 transportation projects across Pennsylvania were set to receive a total of $33 million in federal funds.
The grants fund projects that will improve travel for public transit users, bicyclists and pedestrians.
The Philadelphia-region projects getting funding are:
- $1 million to the City of Philadelphia for a 6/10th of a mile, 12-foot-wide trail along the Delaware River between Magee and Princeton Avenues
- $984,692 to the City of Philadelphia to add 16 stations to the Indego bike-share system
- $600,000 to the City of Philadelphia for the removal of slip ramps from Baltimore Avenue near the Avery D Harrington School, as well as green infrastructure improvements there
- $250,000 to the City of Philadelphia to add flexible delineator posts to 17 miles of bike lanes, making the lanes protected
- $500,000 to Warwick Township for the creation of pedestrian/bike path under Route 263 near Moland Park
- $375,000 to New Britain Township for the construction of the Neshaminy Greenway Trail from Lenape Lane to Upper State Road
- $916,600 to Downingtown Borough for the installation of a 10-foot-wide multi-use trail along Woodbine Road and a 6-foot-wide sidewalk on part of Lincoln Highway
- $700,000 to Kennett Township for the construction of the McFarland sidewalk part of the Red Clay Greenway Trail project
- $1 million to Radnor Township for construction of the Radnor TAP Trail
- $913,488 to the City of Chester for the Avenue of the States streetscape project
- $970,000 to Limerick Township for the construction of the Limerick TAP Trail
- $700,000 to Cheltenham Township to build a one-mile segment of the Tookany Creek Trail, including a pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Tookany Creek
- $450,000 to Abington Township for a 3.26-mile trail across the northern part of the township
The grants are from the federal Transportation Alternatives Program, which provides funds for a broad range of non-motorist-centric projects.
“Supporting transportation alternatives in our communities is vital to a transportation system that works for all Pennsylvanians,” PennDot Secretary Leslie Richards said in a statement.
PennDot said it evaluated projects for the grants on factors that included safety benefits, cost, readiness and significance.