Philadelphia receives $14.5M in speed-enforcement funding

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Pennsylvania recently awarded the city of Philadelphia four Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) grants totaling $14.5 million.

Under the ASE program, the Philadelphia Parking Authority installed automated speed enforcement at eight locations where data showed speeding was an issue. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation uses fine revenues from the ASE pilot program for the Transportation Enhancement Grants Program.

“This program invests in traffic safety both by discouraging speeding through enforcement fines and using those fines to implement engineering solutions to improve safety,” Gov. Tom Wolf said.

A total of $10 million was awarded for the design of intersection modifications related to the city’s Roosevelt Boulevard Route for Change program.

A total of $1.5 million was awarded for Roosevelt Boulevard to support the 2040 alternatives analysis for Roosevelt Boulevard improvements in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

A total of $1.5 million was awarded for the Roosevelt Boulevard Parallel Corridor Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Emergency Preemption Program.

A total of $1.5 million was awarded for Signal Integration & ITS to continue to expand and upgrade several arterials with state-of-the-art technology that integrates them into an advanced traffic management system.

Since it was created in 2021, the ASE funding program has awarded $36.6 million.