The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is accepting applications to fund transportation improvement projects under the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF).
Applications will be accepted through Nov. 14.
Eligible applicants include municipalities, council of governments, business/non-profit organizations, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, public airports, airport authorities, and ports and rail entities.
“Transportation needs to work for everyone,” said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. “The MTF helps support projects that keep people safe and connected, no matter who they are or how they travel.”
Projects that will be considered should coordinate local land use with transportation assets to enhance existing communities; improve streetscape, lighting, sidewalk facilities, and pedestrian safety; improve connectivity or utilization of existing transportation assets; or advance transit-oriented-development.
Projects are selected based on safety benefits, regional economic conditions, technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.
In the 2022-2023 fiscal year, 56 projects were awarded $47.8 million in MTF funding throughout 28 counties, including the replacement of Green Mountain Drive Bridge, which was the subject of significant structural concern in Smithfield Township, Monroe County;
PennDOT expects to announce grant recipients next year, and funding will become available in July 2023.
For more information about the program and previous years’ applications and awards, visit www.penndot.pa.gov and click on “Multimodal Program” under the “Projects & Programs” menu.