Transportation Awards — Nearly $12 Million Received by ChesCo

Posted April 25, 2023

Starr/Bridge Streets

CCPC's Multimodal Transportation Planning Director, Brian Styche, recently shared some great news about transportation awards announced by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Overall, Chester County municipalities were awarded nearly $12 million through DCED's Local Share Account (LSA) and Multimodal Transportation Fund!

Through the LSA, 32 projects were funded in Chester County for a total of $9,992,162. The LSA provides funding for the distribution of gaming revenues through the Certified Financing Authority (CFA) to support projects in the public interest throughout PA. No match is required for any of the projects, which had to be submitted by March 15, 2022. Learn more about this program.

Some of the county's larger awarded projects include the Clover Mill Pump Station Rehabilitation in West Whiteland Township ($963,945); Phase 3 Redevelopment of the Timothy School ($800,000); New Kennett Library Improvements in Kennett Square Borough ($799,391); and a WWTP Screw Pump Replacement for the West Goshen Sewer Authority ($610,800). Additionally, Montgomery County was awarded $250,000 through the LSA towards the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority, in partnership with Chester and Berks counties.

Through DCED's Multimodal Transportation Fund, Chester County municipalities received $1.96 million towards 7 projects. The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of PA.

Larger projects awarded through this program include the Phoenixville Bridge and Starr Intersection Project in the Borough of Phoenixville ($600,000); and the Route 30 Corridor Improvements Project in East Whiteland Township ($535,000). See the full list of awards.

"With transportation needs constantly evolving, it's great to see so many Chester County municipalities taking advantage of the funding opportunities available through DCED," noted Brian O'Leary, CCPC's Executive Director.

Learn more about DCED's selection of funding opportunities.

View CCPC's list of funding opportunities.