Harrisburg, PA − November 12, 2019 − Today, Senator Jay Costa, Jr. announced that $2 million in grants for transportation projects will be awarded to the 43rd senatorial district.
“We have aging infrastructure in our region and across the Commonwealth; it’s important that we at the state level recognize the challenges local government faces in funding these projects,” said Senator Costa. “We review many applications for transportation grants, and I’m excited by what I believe will come of the awards we are making today. I was proud to advocate on their behalf, and anxious to see them unfold.”
Projects awarded today include:
- $1 million to the Oakmont Community Foundation for the Allegheny Avenue Realignment
- $200,000 to Bridgeway Capitol for the Susquehanna Street Corridor in the Homewood neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh
- $500,000 to the Mosites Company for the Emerson Walk in the East Side as part of the Hunt Armory project
- $125,000 to Swissvale Borough for streetscape improvements
- And $300,000 to Carnegie Mellon University for streetscape improvements along Forbes Corridor
“The applicants must show specific plans for using grants to help improve transportation flow,” said Representative Frank Dermody, who represents the Oakmont area. “In Oakmont, for example, one block of a busy street will be realigned with new sidewalks, lights and landscaping to improve safety both for pedestrians and for motorists.”
The funds are awarded come from the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, created to provide grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.