The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), an independent Pennsylvania government agency, announced on Sepember 10th the recipients of its Multimodal Transportation Fund grants. This fund is separate than the Multimodal Fund operated by PennDOT.  Both funds were created by Act 89 (the transportation funding bill) that the legislature passed in November 2013.  The funds’ purposes are “to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.”

In the Greater Philadelphia region, seventeen projects from four out of five counties were awarded funding, ranging from $300K to $1.1 million. Pedestrian projects proved to be popular (six projects), two of which are bridges. Three streetscape projects and one bicycle project (Philadelphia bike share) were among the awardees.   Several private developers received awards, including PREIT Associates, AIMCO/Park Town Place Associates and Washington Street Associates.  The nature of two projects is impossible to really know based on the description provided by CFA. (We called CFA’s media office for more information, but haven’t received a response yet.)  

One project that tests the definition of “multi-modal” is Worcester Township’s sound barrier project.  It’s worth noting that not a single bicycle infrastructure or trail project is among the awardees. Additionally, no project from Bucks County received funding.

1Borough of Malvern Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF)Chester$400,000Pedestrian
2Sadsbury Commons L.P. Sadsbury CommonsChester$916,300Taffic signals
3Aston Township Aston Township Streetscape ImprovementsDelaware$1,000,000Streetscape
4Villanova University Lancaster Avenue Pedestrian BridgeDelaware$3,000,000Pedestrian
5Penn Terminals Inc Multimodal Transportation Fund ProgramDelaware$770,175Ports
6Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust Colebrookdale Railroad Pottstown Multimodal TerminalMontgomery$676,029Rail
7Washington Street Associates, L.P. Conshohocken Park & RideMontgomery$400,000Transit
8Township of Worcester Sound Barriers on Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast ExtensionMontgomery$1,153,500Highway
9University City Science Center 37th Street WalkwayPhiladelphia$500,000Pedestrian
10University City District 40th Street Trolley PortalPhiladelphia$800,000Pedestrian/Transit
11The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP Schuylkill Avenue Pedestrian Bridge ProjectPhiladelphia$1,000,000Pedestrian
12City of Philadelphia, Mayors Office of Transportation City of Philadelphia Bike Share ProgramPhiladelphia$300,000Bicycle
13Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation Innovation District GatewayPhiladelphia$500,000Pedestrian
14AIMCO/Park Towne Place Associates GP, LLC Park Towne Place Pedestrian Connectivity ProjectPhiladelphia$1,000,000Pedestrian
15Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Spring Garden Street Connector ProjectPhiladelphia$800,000Streetscape
16PREIT Associates, LP The Gallery – Pedestrian Intermodal EnhancementsPhiladelphia$1,059,500Pedestrian
17Philadelphia Water Department, Office of Watersheds Yorktown Complete & Green Street ProjectPhiladelphia$300,000Streetscape



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