HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded an announcement made by the Wolf Administration to award $2,682,000 for three projects that will improve transportation alternatives and enhance mobility and public accessibility in the 23rd District.
Loyalsock Township, Lewisburg Borough and River Valley Transit, the bus system providing service to the Greater Williamsport Area and Lycoming County, each will receive funding through the Surface Transportation Block Grant program Set-Aside or Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside.
The TA Set-Aside provides funding for projects and activities defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation, trails that serve a transportation purpose, and safe routes to school projects.
Loyalsock Township will receive $682,000 to construct a paved greenway to connect Bruce Henry Park and its surrounding residential areas in Loyalsock Township to the existing Susquehanna Bikeway and Riverwalk. The Borough of Lewisburg will receive $1 million to restore Bull Run’s natural floodplain, daylight stormwater and extend the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail to Bucknell University. River Valley Transit will also receive $1 million to construct the Willow Street Green Infrastructure Pathway Project in the city of Williamsport.
PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on such criteria as safety benefits, reasonableness of cost, readiness for implementation, statewide or regional significance, integration of land use and transportation decision making, collaboration with stakeholders, and leverage of other projects or funding.
Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff