Harrisburg – July 16, 2020 – Senator John Sabatina (D – Philadelphia), is pleased to announce that two projects in his district were selected for almost $2 million in funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

“All aspects of transportation are vital to our community,” Sabatina said. “These two projects will improve the neighborhoods in the immediate vicinity as well as safely improving traffic flow for everyone.”

This funding is part of PennDOT’s commitment to improving locally owned infrastructure.

“$1.4 million will go to a trail connecting residents to the 10- acre Bridesburg Riverfront Park, an important recreation area for everyone in the Northeast,” Sabatina said.

That project includes a multi-use road and bicycle pathway.

“Another $559,448 will be used for multimodal corridor improvements along the eastern side of Frankford Avenue and southern side of Grant Avenue around Holy Family University,” Sabatina explained. “It will enhance network connections, calm vehicular traffic, and improve campus circulation to lessen adverse impacts to public streets.”

In 2019, Sabatina hosted a pedestrian safety policy hearing at Holy Family University, which highlighted the need for these improvements around the city.

PennDOT evaluated the applications. Selection criteria includes safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.