Kinsey applauds $1.8 million for local transportation improvements

PHILADELPHIA, March 26 – Today, state Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., announced that state funding worth $1.8 million was awarded to the city of Philadelphia for streetscape improvements along Germantown Avenue, including for Mt. Airy pedestrian lighting and crossings.

Kinsey, who represents Pennsylvania’s 201st Legislative District, where Germantown Avenue is located, stressed the importance of project funding.

“I’m proud to see significant state funding awarded to address this part of Germantown Avenue, where we see a lot of traffic and movement,” Kinsey said. “This funding should go a long way to provide needed improvements that will keep pedestrians and drivers safe at the Mt. Airy crossing.”

The funding comes from The Multimodal Transportation Fund administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The MTF provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.