Transportation Improvement Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

HARRISBURG – Municipalities and planning organizations can apply now for grants to improve existing traffic control signals, according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-16 District).

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Green Light-Go Grant Program provides grants to municipalities and planning organizations to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic control signals located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The grants fund projects including traffic signal retiming, LED replacement, the study and removal of unwarranted traffic-control signals, monitoring, innovative technologies, communications/connections back to traffic management centers, detection and/or controller upgrades, modernization, and intelligent transportation system applications.

Applicants are required to work with their PennDOT District Traffic Signal Unit representatives to define project scopes in a manner consistent with the program goals and requirements.

PennDOT will accept applications from October 21, 2019 through January 10, 2020. A total of $10 million will be available in State Fiscal Year 2020-21 and will be awarded based on a competitive application process.

“Ensuring a modern transportation network requires investment in all areas of overall existing system,” Senator Browne said. “Allocating resources to modernize and upgrade these essential signals is a cost effective measure to provide a more efficient transportation grid. Partnering with as well as making these resources available to local governments is vitally important to meet these needs. ”The Green Light-Go program, also known as Pennsylvania’s Municipal Signal Partnership Program, was created by Act 89 of 2013. 


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