PennDOT Opens Application Process for Transportation Improvements Under the Act 89 Multimodal Transportation Fund
– PennDOT announced that it is accepting applications for funding for transportation improvement projects under the Multimodal Transportation Fund created by Act 89.The application period started Monday, April 7 and closes on June 30.
PennDOT can make available $20 million in Fiscal Year 2014-15 to distribute to successful applicants. Eligible projects can cost between $100,000 and $3 million and they require a 30 percent match from local sources.
PennDOT will evaluate the applications and make selections based on such criteria as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.
Besides the $20 million in unrestricted funds to be distributed, PennDOT may award grants from the dedicated budget categories in the Multimodal fund for aviation, rail freight, ports and bicycle-pedestrian projects.
A project related to streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement and pedestrian safety, including but not limited to: sidewalk connections, crosswalks, pedestrian and traffic signals, pedestrian signs, and lighting etc. is also eligible.
For more information about the program, visit www.dot.state.pa.us
and click on Multimodal Transportation. Click here for a list of FAQ's.