Thursday, February 20, 2014

States adding bicycle lanes, walking trails into transportation budgets

For the first time, Pennsylvania dedicated $10 million of its five-year transportation funding initiative, expected to total $2.4 billion, for programs to create sidewalks, bike lanes and other pedestrian facilities. These programs will receive $2 million a year from an annual $144 million Multi-Modal fund that also supports aviation, rail freight, passenger rail, ports and waterways. After allocations are made, proponents of pedestrian and bicycle initiatives can bid for remaining Multi-Modal funds every year, along with the other modes of transportation. Read more.

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