I am very pleased to share that, finally, the Safe routes to School grants and the Smart Transportation PCTI grants were awarded today in PA.
A total of $16.8 million was awarded to create Safe Routes to School– which is about 80% of PA’s overall SRTS funds. Congratulations Pennsylvania!
Still -- there is much work to do in Berks County.
GOVERNOR RENDELL ANNOUNCES $76 MILLION TO CREATE GREEN JOBS, SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES INVESTMENTS EASE TRAFFIC CONGESTION, ENHANCE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania will create green jobs, relieve traffic congestion and make it easier for students to walk and bike to school with the investment of $76 million in 80 transportation projects, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today.
“PennDOT’s investments will help us weather the current economic storm and make lasting community improvements for future generations,” Governor Rendell said. “These investments will stimulate the economy by putting people to work creating sustainable communities that will improve our quality of life and send a clear message that Pennsylvania is a great place to live and work.
“Investments in smart transportation and creating safe routes to schools offer travel options that help reduce reliance on fossil fuels. By building more rational connections within communities we can reduce vehicle use and attract pedestrians and bicyclists. These small steps will help Pennsylvania and the nation combat climate change and reduce reliance on imported fuels,” the Governor said.
The Department of Transportation is providing $59.2 million for 50 Smart Transportation-related projects and $16.8 million for 30 Safe Routes to School projects that will improve safety and encourage walking and biking-friendly improvements.
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