Pennsylvania opens application period for Multimodal Transportation Fund program

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently opened the application period for Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) 2023-24 state fiscal year grants.

“Transportation needs to work for everyone,” PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian said. “The MTF helps support projects that keep people safe and connected, no matter who they are or how they travel.”

Eligible applicants include airport authorities, business/nonprofit organizations, economic development organizations, government councils, municipalities, ports and rail entities, public airports, and public transportation agencies.

Transportation improvement projects that will be considered should either advance transit-oriented-development; coordinate local land use with transportation assets to enhance existing communities; improve connectivity or utilization of existing transportation assets; or improve streetscape, lighting, sidewalk facilities, and pedestrian safety.

Applications will be accepted online through Nov. 14.

PennDOT will announce grant recipients next year with funding available in July. Recipients will be chosen based on projects’ energy efficiency, job creation, operational sustainability, regional economic conditions, safety benefits, and technical and financial feasibility.

A total of $47.8 million was awarded to 56 projects in 28 counties during fiscal year 2022-2023.

Projects included replacing the structurally deficient Green Mountain Drive Bridge in Monroe County, safety improvements along the Curtin Hollow Road in Centre County, and improvements to the Altoona Transportation Center.