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$13 Million in PennDOT Traffic Safety Grant Money to Go to 22 PA Municipalities. Newtown Didn't Apply For This Opportunity to Increase Pedestrian Safety!

$13 Million in PennDOT Traffic Safety Grant Money to Go to 22 PA Municipalities. Newtown Didn't Apply For This Opportunity to Increase Pedestrian Safety! | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will distribute approximately $12.9 million in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding to 22 municipalities statewide to fund 28 safety projects.

Grants through this program may be used for a range of safety and mobility projects.

Grant funding is supplied by fines from red light violations at 32 intersections in Philadelphia. State law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility, and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted 132 applications, totaling $48.3 million in requests. 

 

Grant Recipients Include:

 

  • Falls Township: $756,881 for intersection safety improvements to seven intersections throughout the community.
  • Cranberry Township: $300,000 for the installation of a new warranted traffic signal at the intersection of Route 19 and Progress Avenue.
  • Upper Darby Township: $107,370 to improve to improve pedestrian safety along the Providence Road corridor at Penn Pines Park by installing a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB), installing ADA accessible curb ramps and crosswalk striping. There will also be striping improvements at the intersection of Penn Pines Boulevard to help manage turning movements and improve sight distance.
johnmacknewtown's insight:

Grant applications were due by July 1, 2021. Newtown Township did NOT apply, which is too bad because this grant money could have been used to make some of the suggested safety improvement along North Sycamore Street such as the uses other townships made of the funds.*

 

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