Yaw, Owlett Announce Multimodal Transportation Funding for Tioga County

HARRISBURG, PA – Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Clint Owlett (R-68) announce $149,922  in state funding has been awarded this week through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) for trail improvements in Tioga County.

The funding will be used by the county for their Pine Creek Rail Trail Track Removal and Road Restoration Project. This project seeks to remove railroad tracks, ties, and signposts and to repave and restore the road at six former railroad crossings in Wellsboro Borough and Delmar Township. The rails currently act as an impediment to accessibility and transportation. 

“These former crossings are an unnecessary obstacle to the bicyclists and pedestrians who enjoy Tioga County’s trails,” Sen. Yaw said. “I am pleased to see state investment in the safety and mobility of our region’s residents and visitors, and I look forward to the expansion of the rail trail moving forward.”

“In addition to the benefit to our rail trails, the current crossings create an unnecessary hazard for our school buses that must stop before proceeding through the crossing, even though no freight has moved over the line for several years,” Rep. Owlett said. “This project will improve both safety and convenience for these communities.”

The MTF offers funding to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, as well as investments in ports, rail freight and aviation projects. PennDOT selected 58 plans totaling $49.6 million during this latest application round. Applications for the next round of funding for grants under the MTF will be accepted starting on September 25, 2023.

For more state-related news and information, constituents can visit Senator Yaw’s website at www.SenatorGeneYaw.com or follow him on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.


Elizabeth Weitzel (Sen. Yaw)

Patricia Hippler (Rep. Owlett)

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