|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 separate programs in SAFETEA-LU, the previous authorization act. Transportation Enhancements, Safe Routes to School, Scenic Byways and the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) are now consolidated into the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).The thirteen projects that received $7.85 million in south eastern Pennsylvania are as follows:
Chester County: Tredyffrin Township – $1.1 million for construction of a 10-foot wide, asphalt multi-use trail on the south side of East Central Avenue. Included are five stamped asphalt raised crosswalks crossing East Central Avenue at intersecting roadways and the associated 15 ADA compliant curb ramps. A vegetated swale and stone infiltration bed will provide storm water management for the trail and East Central Avenue cartway.
November 10, 2014