Pennsylvania public transportation projects receive more than $617M in federal funding

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently awarded public transportation projects in Pennsylvania more than $617.5 million allocated through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The funding was made available through multiple FTA grant programs, including Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, the Rural Area Formula, the State of Good Repair Formula Program, the Urbanized Area Formula Program and state safety oversight. Funding will allow projects in both urban and rural areas to conduct infrastructure upgrades and improve access to transit for seniors and people with disabilities.

“From our biggest cities to our rural communities, Pennsylvanians across the Commonwealth rely on public transportation every day,” U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) said. “Thanks to the infrastructure law, Pennsylvania’s public transit systems will see more than $617 million in a single year to provide faster, safer, and more convenient service to their communities. This funding will be used to upgrade vehicles, improve facilities and make public transportation more accessible for seniors and people with disabilities.”

The largest grant awards include $446.4 million awarded to the city of Philadelphia, $84.9 million to Pittsburgh, and $25.06 million to Lancaster.

Pennsylvania communities also are eligible to compete for $1.75 billion in grants through the All Station Accessibility Program.