On January 25th, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Board adopted regionally selected and recommended statewide projects that were identified by DVRCP’s Regional Technical Committee (RTC) with Transportation Alternative Set-Aside (TASA) funding in Pennsylvania. TASA is funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and has been set aside for large Metropolitan Planning Organizations by population. In total, the program provided approximately $15.5 million TASA funds for projects in the DVRPC region and at least $28+ million statewide. The Circuit Trails received $5.26 million in total with an additional $5.35 million recommended to other trail related projects.

In case you missed it, members of the Circuit Trails Coalition published a blog in December with a comprehensive list of dozens of Circuit Trails projects that were awarded a total of $41.7 million in 2023. This major funding win is critical to the development of the network and moving the Circuit forward to reach the Coalition’s campaign goal of 500 completed miles by 2025.

Below are the listed projects that were selected by the DVRPC RTC and later adopted and approved by the Board to move these projects forward. The full presentation can be accessed here for the full list of projects and more information.

2023 TASA Projects Selected for Regional Funds:

Circuit Trails Projects:

CountySponsorProject TitleAmount
DelawareDelCo Planning DepartmentChester Creek Rail Trail Phase 2 Construction$1,500,000
DelawareCity of ChesterNorris Street Complete Streets$1,300,000
MontgomeryUpper Moreland TownshipUpper Moreland Power Line Trail$2,465,780

Other Trail Projects:

CountySponsorProject TitleAmount
BucksBucks County Planning CommissionLevittown Trail Project$2,000,000
BucksDoylestown TownshipSouth Easton Road Township to Borough Connector Trail$1,500,000
ChesterEast WhitelandTownship Sidley Road to Chester Valley Trail Connection$1,850,000

2023 TASA Projects Highly Recommended for Statewide Funds (Projects listed below will need to be approved by the state):

CountySponsorProject TitleAmount
DelawareMiddletown TownshipChester Creek Trail Phase 3$2,700,000
PhiladelphiaCity of PhiladelphiaCobbs B2 Trail Construction$1,500,000
ChesterEast Coventry TownshipFrick’s Lock Village Historic Building Restoration at Frick’s Lock Trailhead$503,351
PhiladelphiaCity of PhiladelphiaFrankford Creek Phase III Trail$1,500,000


The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is a founding member of the Circuit Trails Coalition and leads the movement to make every bicycle ride safe, to empower youth and adults to ride, and to foster a ridership that reflects the diversity of the region. Join or renew to continue that advocacy and education work throughout the region. More info here.

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