The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that applications will be accepted to fund new transportation improvement projects under the Multimodal Transportation Fund through Nov. 5.
“The Multimodal Transportation Fund continues to enhance connectivity across our state,” said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. “Projects are selected based on regional economic conditions, technical and financial feasibility, safety benefits, energy efficiency, operational sustainability and job creation.”
Eligible applicants include municipalities, councils of governments, business/nonprofit organizations, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, public airports, airport authorities, and ports and rail entities.
Projects that will be considered should coordinate local land use with transportation assets to enhance existing communities; improve streetscape, lighting, sidewalk facilities and pedestrian safety; improve connectivity or utilization of existing transportation assets; or advance transit-oriented development.
To submit a 2022-23 state fiscal year Multimodal Transportation Fund application, visit penndot.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/MultimodalProgram/Pages/default.aspx. Grant recipients are expected to be announced next year, and funding will become available in July 2022.
In fiscal year 2021-22, 43 projects were awarded $45.9 million in MTF funding throughout 21 counties.
Act 89 of 2013 established a dedicated Multimodal Transportation Fund that stabilizes funding for ports and rail freight, increases aviation investments, establishes dedicated funding for bicycle and pedestrian improvements, and allows targeted funding for priority investments in any mode.