(Philadelphia) – The City of Philadelphia has secured more than $1.6 million in state funding to support transportation infrastructure improvements in Philadelphia.
The transportation investments will support street intersection improvements and bike share expansion.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) approved funding for six projects in Philadelphia through its Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) program. The City of Philadelphia received $1.6 million for two projects, which include:
- Roosevelt Boulevard Safety Improvements at the Intersection of Summerdale Avenue & Adams Avenue
- Indego Bike Share Expansion at Strategic Transit Hubs
Four additional projects within the City were submitted by other partners and awarded funding. These projects include:
- Philadelphia Museum of Art Roadway and Multimodal Transportation Improvements
- Schuylkill River Trail Bartram’s Mile and Maintenance Improvements
- Logan Point Roadway Improvements
- 37th Street Extension
“These projects advance the City’s commitment to expanding safe and accessible transportation options for all Philadelphians,” said Mayor Kenney. “In close coordination with our local, regional, and state partners, I am pleased to continue working towards improving our transportation network to ensure Philadelphia’s continued growth is equitable.”
“Our multimodal investments support important projects that help residents and local economies,” said Governor Wolf. “We are making possible improvements that will bring significant benefits to these communities.”
The improvements at the intersection of Summerdale and Adams Avenues contribute to a series of projects along Roosevelt Boulevard to create a safer and a more accessible, reliable corridor for all users. “In our ongoing work to improve Roosevelt Boulevard, enhancing safety and access at intersections like Summerdale and Adams is a real priority,” said Michael Carroll, Deputy Managing Director for the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (oTIS).
The expansion of bike share at strategic transit hubs builds on the success of the Indego Bike Share program, launched in 2015. The City remains committed to expanding bike share in neighborhoods across Philadelphia. This expansion will continue these efforts by improving connections to transit, employment, parks, and services.
“Indego bike share is a part of transit in Philadelphia. This grant will go towards building a network that serves Philadelphians of all backgrounds, whether they’re riding a bus, train, trolley, or bike,” said Aaron Ritz, Transportation Program Manager for oTIS.
PennDOT announced 45 projects in 22 counties were funded statewide. Projects were selected based on financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operation sustainability.
For more information about PennDOT, or to view a complete list of approved projects, including those in Philadelphia, please visit http://www.penndot.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/MultimodalProgram/Pages/default.aspx