Specter, Casey Announce Over $142.7 Million Going to Pennsylvania Transportation Projects

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Arlen Specter (D-PA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will allocate $142,720,815 in federal funding to transportation projects in Pennsylvania.   The funds are enabled by the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

“I am pleased the stimulus funds are benefiting Pennsylvania’s important transportation projects,” Specter said.  “By advancing our roadways and mass transit infrastructure, this funding will reduce congestion, as well as our  nation’s greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on foreign oil.”

“I am happy that these recovery funds are being allocated so quickly to transportation projects across Pennsylvania,” Senator Casey said.  “These funds will help rehabilitate existing infrastructure, replace equipment and create jobs.”

A full list of recipients is below.  For more information, please visit: http://www.dot.gov/new/index.htm

Location/ City Sponsor    Total Amount    Project Summary
Elizabethtown (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania Department Of Transportation      $7,970,111    Elizabethtown Rail Station Rehabilitation
Elizabethtown (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania Department Of Transportation      $1,414,728    Elizabethtown Rail Station Rehabilitation
State College- urbanized area, Centre Area Transportation Authority     $1,672,019    Rebuild 10 vehicles with ARRA Funds.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Area, Luzerne County Transportation Authority    $3,110,693    5 Buses, Radios, ACM, Security, Ofc Equip, Srv. Vehicles, Bike Racks
Philadelphia- urbanized area, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority     $65,662,084    Fixed Guideway Rail and Station Improvement Projects.
Philadelphia,                   Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority     $62,891,180    Purchase Replacement Buses & Various Rail Station Improvements
Total    $142,720,815     
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