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Thirteen Projects in SE PA Win $7.85M in Statewide TAP Funds

Fifty-six projects to improve “transportation alternatives” were awarded $33 million in federal funds by PennDOT today.  The full list of all awards is here.  Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, the 2012 federal transportation authorization act known as MAP-21, introduced fundamental changes to the administration of local programs, including those that had existed as […]

Highway Trust Fund Replenishment Moves Forward with Biking/Walking Funding Intact

In light of the very scary prospect of the Highway Trust Fund running out of money in August or September, key House and Senate Committees each voted out bills yesterday, moving a rescue package closer to reality. Don’t know what the Highway Trust Fund is?  Well, read up on this HTF primer published earlier this week by the […]

Region TAPs Federal Program for Bicycle and Trail Projects

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has announced $7.5M in awards for non-highway transportation projects submitted from the five Southeastern PA counties. Among these projects, which will receive Transportation Alternative Program funding1, are two major Philadelphia bicycle projects and several regional trails. Here is a preview of how this money will impact bicycling in our region. […]

URGENT: Senate Considering Toomey Plan to Kill Local Funding for Bicycling

Today Congress is considering an amendment that would kill the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), the main federal source of money for bicycling and walking projects. Two years ago, Congress passed a bill known as MAP-21, which provided more local control over funding for biking and walking. They encouraged cities like Philadelphia, Lancaster, and Pittsburgh to […]

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