Speaker McClinton: $5.2 million in funding awarded for infrastructure, transportation projects across district

HARRISBURG, March 28 – Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced $5.2 million in funding earmarked for transportation and infrastructure projects throughout the 191st Legislative District.

“Ensuring our community has access to funding like this has been a cornerstone of my time in office, and I remain committed to making sure we leave no stone unturned when searching for new opportunities to invest in the lives of our neighbors and their families,” McClinton said. “I look forward to the completion of these projects and the benefits that will follow.”

The funding, awarded through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, includes:

  • $350,000 to Yeadon Borough for a streetscape project that would enhance the business district on Church Lane between Whitby Avenue and Guenther Avenue.
  • $500,000 to the City of Philadelphia for a streetscape project along Woodland Avenue.
  • $1 million to Darby Borough for a sanitary sewer upgrade project on N. 2nd Street.
  • $500,000 to Yeadon Borough to construct a recreation center on Chester Avenue.
  • $359,278 to Darby Borough for the purchasing of police vehicles.
  • $1 million to ACHIEVEability in West Philadelphia for its 60th Street Spruce Up program. The funding will be used to install streetlights along 60th Street.
  • $560,213 to construct a path connecting the Schuylkill River Trail to 61st Street in Philadelphia.
  • $900,000 to Fairmount Park Conservancy and the City of Philadelphia to repair the Johnny Sample Recreation Center Athletic Field.
  • $100,000 to New Options More Opportunities for the renovation of their community resource center located on Woodland Avenue.

The funding comes from The Multimodal Transportation Fund and the Statewide Local Share Account Program. The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.

The funds distributed through the Statewide Local Share Account grant program come from gaming revenues. Act 71 of 2004 provides for the distribution of gaming revenues to support projects in the public interest within the state.