Program/Project Name: Surface Transportation Formula Funds
Funding Category: Improving Transportation and Infrastructure
Federal Grant Name: Surface Transportation Formula Funds
Programs Supported Through Funding: The Streets Department has been awarded $15.7 million of ARRA formula funding as a sub-recipient to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Projects were selected because they meet criteria for investment on federal aid roads and the stringent ready-to-go standards.
Why Apply for this Grant?
Smooth streets are safer for cyclists and pedestrians, more comfortable for transit riders and reduce wear and tear on every kind of vehicle. The money will be invested on repaving streets that are eligible for federal assistance.
Use of Funds: The investment will repave approximately 39 miles or about 390 blocks. The attached map shows where project work will take place in addition to previously scheduled repaving. These projects will re-stripe miles of worn down bike lanes, bring more than 2,000 curb cuts to current ADA standards, replace outdated street lighting and improve drainage.
Grant Achievements for this Quarter: Resurfacing, base repairs, upgrades to curb ramps and crosswalks, and replacement of traffic signs and aluminum streetlight poles with non-conductive fiberglass poles on various Federal-Aid routes in the City of Philadelphia.
Actual # of FTE jobs created for the quarter*:
*In the City of Philadelphia’s quarterly federal report, also know as Section 1512 reports, jobs are calculated based on hours worked, instead of the number of people at work. It also looks only at jobs funded directly by the Recovery Act, and does not include jobs created indirectly. Direct jobs are counted quarterly and are not cumulative.