Governor Wolf’s office just announced PennDOT’s latest round of funding for the Transportation Alternative’s Set-Aside (TA Set-Aside) program, which “provides funding for projects and activities defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation, trails that serve a transportation purpose, and safe routes to school projects.”
Many thanks to PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards and her administration for prioritizing funding for our region’s alternative transportation network!
This should not be confused with DVRPC’s round of TA funding, which we reported on in a January blog post. Below is the list of projects in our region. Circuit Trails projects are underlined.
- Solebury Township – $1,000,000 to build the next segment of the Route 202 Cross-County Trail within the Aquetong Park boundaries.
- Doylestown Township – $985,000 for construction of a 0.8-mile trail along Shady Retreat and Burpee Roads that will connect several neighborhoods to the Doyle Elementary School, Lenape Middle School and Central Bucks West High Schools.
- Lower Makefield Township – $700,000 for 3,500 linear feet of 10’ multi-use trail that will connect the existing trail to several township facilities, parks and schools.
- Greater Valley Forge TMA – $111,000 for the interactive My School on the Move program that teaches middle school students traffic safety laws.
- East Marlborough Township – $750,000 to improve safety for students, residents, and visitors accessing the Unionville-Chadds Ford Middle/High School campus with sidewalks, crosswalks, medians and roadway narrowing.
- London Grove Township – $1,280,300 to construct approximately 2,500 feet of sidewalk and curb on the south side of State Road between Prospect Avenue/Wickerton Road (State Route 0841) and Schoolhouse Road, including striped crosswalks and ADA compliant curb ramps at three intersections.
- Media Borough – $400,000 for a stormwater parkette to reduce flooding in north Media through collection and infiltration of stormwater, making streets and sidewalks safer and improving the local water quality.
- Concord Township – $1,163,000 for construction of Phase 1A of the multimodal Octoraro Trail in Concord and Chadds Ford Townships from State Route 202 to Temple Road.
- Chadds Ford Township – $1,000,000 for development of a multi-modal trail extending from the Township Municipal Complex on the south side of U.S. Route 1 to the Village of Chadds Ford at South Creek Road and Station Way Road/North Creek Road.
- Borough of Hatboro – $739,704 for construction of a six-foot-wide asphalt walking path, ADA curb ramps, five-foot-wide concrete sidewalk, and stormwater drainage in the vicinity of Crooked Billet Elementary.
- The Partnership TMA – $51,000 to enhance awareness of bike helmet safety through local partnerships and participation in community events to distribute free bike helmets and provide free bicycle helmet fittings.
- Towamencin Township – $846,000 to construct approximately 4,000 linear feet of a new 10-foot-wide pedestrian/bicycle trail from Trumbauer Road to Valley View Way along the Towamencin Creek.
- Upper Dublin Township – $750,000 to install new five-foot sidewalks along Limekiln Pike between Dreshertown Plaza and Jarrettown Elementary, including new curb and drainage improvements.
- Lower Salford Township – $505,000 for installation of sidewalks, curbs, and ADA curb ramps along Harleysville Pike and Park Avenue to connect two major shopping centers, a township park, residential neighborhoods, and a shared-use path system.
- Schwenksville Borough – $681,442 to construct sidewalks, curbs, ADA curb ramps, and traffic calming features adjacent to other recent transportation investments and with connections to the Perkiomen Trail, Meadow Park, and Schwenksville Elementary.
- Whitpain Township – $641,552 for construction of a 0.7-mile key portion of the Whitpain Trail network.
- City of Philadelphia
- $1,000,000 to construct six sidewalk segments for needed pedestrian improvements and prepare sites for Direct Bus stations.
- $1,000,000 to modify the intersection at Broad and Locust Streets to replicate the current construction on Broad and Chestnut and Walnut Streets, improving ADA accessibility, safety, and the aesthetics of the public realm.
- $995,000 to establish a school slow zone at Cramp Elementary consisting of traffic calming interventions to reduce vehicular speeds, promote safety, and advance the city’s commitment to Vision Zero.
- $300,000 for installation of a traffic signal, pedestrian countdown timers, line striping, and sidewalks along a curb extension created by the Philadelphia Water Department’s proposed rain garden in an underutilized section of the cartway.
- $432,000 to construct curb bump-outs, pedestrian refuge islands, and expanded sidewalks to improve and increase pedestrian movement across Race Street and into Franklin Square.
- $1,000,000 to rehabilitate a severely deteriorated portion of the Manayunk Canal in Philadelphia, preserving an important historic transportation structure and mitigating potential safety issues.
- $700,000 to increase pedestrian safety on North Broad Street with the installation of medians from West Girard Avenue to Cecil B. Moore Avenue, addressing a location listed on the City’s High Injury Network and PennDOT’s 2015 Statewide High Crash Location List. This funding supplements a $300,000 TA Set-Aside award from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission MPO.
- $997,000 to improve the existing sidewalk and intersections for pedestrians and bicyclists from the Navy Yard to Hartranft Street in South Philadelphia via a multiuse side path along South Broad Street.
- City Avenue Special Services District – $986,715 for installation of new pedestrian lighting from 52nd Street to Lapsley Lane in the city of Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County
- Drexel University – $1,000,000 to support the goals of Philadelphia’s Vision Zero policy by creating one mid-block crosswalk and improve a second crossing on public streets connecting Drexel University’s campus in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia.
- Interstate Land Management Corporation – $1,000,000 to repair and replace damaged sidewalks with heavy pedestrian traffic under I-95.
For the full list of projects, click here.