Williams announces $1M grant for Coatesville train station parking facility

HARRISBURG, April 22 – State Rep. Dan Williams announced today that the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Coatesville was awarded a $1 million state grant for a parking facility at the Coatesville train station.

“This funding will help transform what was once a brownfield into a parking structure that will support current and expanded commuter service,” said Williams, D-Chester. “I’m pleased to see these state dollars dedicated to an important project that will serve our community.”

Coatesville will use the funding to build a multimodal commuter parking facility adjacent to the new train station that will support access to the existing rail system and allow for expanded commuter service. The facility will have bus transportation integration, covered waiting shelters, bike racks, lighting, wayfinding signage and 324 parking spaces.

Last year, Williams helped secure a $2 million grant for the project.

The funding comes through the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, a commonwealth grant program overseen by the Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs.