Penn Hills, Pa. – July 16, 2020 – Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. and State Representative Anthony DeLuca today announced the award of $2.5 million to the Municipality of Penn Hills for transportation improvement projects.

This grant is part of the Multi Modal Fund, created by Act 89 of 2013.

The funds will be used to improve segments of 31 streets in need of repair.  Improvements include repaving, ADA compliant cutouts and sidewalks, and making streets more accessible for pedestrians, bicycles, and public transportation vehicles.

“Our communities must be accessible for travelers of every mode – not just those that own a personal vehicle,” said Senator Costa. “I’m looking forward to watching Penn Hills complete these projects and improve its sidewalks, streets and cut outs.”

“I was happy to be able to help bring this state money home to Penn Hills, which will allow  the municipality to provide badly needed street repairs for motorists while relieving some of the burden on their already tight Public Works budget due to the pandemic,” DeLuca said. “Specifically, the state funding will enable the municipality to pave at least 30 streets in the community, possibly more, given the recent reduction in paving material costs.”

PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on such criteria as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.