List of state grants for trails, safe school routes
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Here is the list of projects in southwest Pennsylvania that will receive funds to improve walking and biking trails and enhance routes to schools.
Greater Pittsburgh Region: $14.8 million total: Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative (PCTI) funding -- $11,768,465; Safe Routes to School funding -- $3,056,548
Allegheny County PCTI
• Oakland Transportation Management Association and Carnegie Mellon University will receive $150,000 to study methods for improving walkability, safety and multi-modal access along the Forbes Avenue and Fifth Avenue corridors.
• Allegheny County Public Works Department will receive $500,000 to develop a safe network of trails for pedestrians and bicyclists in Allegheny County's North Park.
• Point Park University will receive $3,950,000 to install corridor upgrades and enhancements to Wood Street corridor and the intersections of Boulevard of the Allies and Third Avenue.
• Allegheny County Economic Development will receive $300,000 to study ways to ensure that walking and biking can become an integral part of getting around the county.
• Carnegie Mellon University will receive $30,000 to create an online collaborative transportation planning network.
Allegheny County Safe Routes to School
• Moon Area School District will receive $70,096 to install sidewalks along Hassam Road to connect J. H. Brooks Elementary School to nearby residential areas, as well as sidewalks along Beaver Grade Road.
• Munhall will receive $781,698 to restore sidewalks, curbs and crosswalks that are deteriorating and to build sidewalks, curbs and handicap ramps along Main Street, Charles Street, Charles Street Extension and Lea Street.
Beaver County PCTI
• Beaver County Transit Authority will receive $1,800,000 to install a roundabout for a 6-legged intersection, with intermodal components that will result in operational cost savings to the transit authority.
Beaver County Safe Routes to School
• Center Township will receive $967,309 to install speed humps, warning signs, pavement markings and sidewalks along the eastern side of Poplar Drive to increase access to Center Area Middle School, Todd Lane Elementary, and the K-2 Primary Center.
Fayette County PCTI
• Redevelopment Authority of the County of Fayette will receive $1,920,000 to improve the Route 381 corridor through Ohiopyle State Park and borough.
Greene County Safe Routes to School
• Waynesburg will receive $442,500 to construct a walking and biking path from Margaret Bell Miller Middle School to Second Avenue.
Indiana County PCTI
• Blairsville will receive $3,118,465 to install infrastructure improvements, including bicycle and pedestrian improvements, to Blairsville Diamond Square and Market Street.
Indiana County Safe Routes to School
• Homer City will receive $284,945 to improve crosswalks, sidewalks and curbing at various locations on Main Street that directly benefit students of the Homer Center Elementary School.
Westmoreland County Safe Routes to School
• Scottdale will receive $510,000 to create an off-street pedestrian-bicycle facility on Grove Street, which leads to the Southmoreland Elementary School and Southmoreland Middle School campus.
First Published May 28, 2009 4:30 pm