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Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing $617,500,008 in funding for public transportation projects in Pennsylvania as a result of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The funding, administrated by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), will allow for infrastructure upgrades and new projects in both urban and rural areas, as well as funding to 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,” said Senator Casey. “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.”

In addition to this funding, Pennsylvania communities will be able to compete for a $1.75 billion grant program to improve accessibility at rail stations thanks to Senator Casey’s All Station Accessibility Program (ASAP) Act, a version of which was incorporated into the infrastructure law. Senator Casey has also introduced legislation to make public transportation more accessible for college students.

The first portion of this funding was announced in February 2022, as the allotment of the first 4.5 months of FY22. Now that Congress has passed a federal spending bill, Pennsylvania’s total funding for FY22 is $617 million. The funding comes from numerous FTA grant programs, including the Urbanized Area Formula Program, State of Good Repair Formula Program, Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, Rural Area Formula grants and state safety oversight. Below is a breakdown of the funding of some urbanized areas in the Commonwealth. Additional funding will flow to the state and to smaller communities. 

Urbanized Area Funding Amount
Allentown, PA-NJ $12,775,396
Harrisburg, PA $14,321,323
Johnstown, PA $21,435
Lancaster, PA $25,061,008
Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD $446,410,442
Pittsburgh, PA $84,862,420
Reading, PA $5,598,926
Scranton, PA $7,625,971
York, PA $4,984,552
Youngstown, OH-PA $6,190,643