FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Ted Harhai
Harhai says new school safety lights headed for Rostraver Township
HARRISBURG, April 27 – State Rep. Ted Harhai, D-Westmoreland/Fayette, today said Rostraver Township in Westmoreland County has been targeted for more than $60,000 in state funds to improve school zone safety lights.
The Rostraver request is one of 106 signalization grants that are funded by revenue from fines imposed on red light violators detected by enforcement cameras in Philadelphia. The state law that allowed the use of the cameras requires that a portion of the collected fines be distributed on a proportional basis for highway safety projects across the Commonwealth.
"I had encouraged Rostraver Township officials to compete for part of this region's portion of the fine revenue and I'm very pleased that they were successful," Harhai said. "Any time you can upgrade safety for children to get to and from school, that's certainly a wise investment, and when you can do it without significantly impacting local taxpayers, that makes it all the better."
Harhai said the work will include three new flashing school zone signs, signal timing improvements and upgraded vehicle detection equipment.