Dawkins, Vazquez announce $500,000 grant to improve safety at transit stops along Roosevelt Blvd.

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 26 – State Reps. Jason Dawkins and Emilio Vazquez, both D-Phila., announced a $500,000 grant to improve vehicle and pedestrian safety at transit stops along Roosevelt Boulevard.   

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will distribute this money from its Automated Red Light Enforcement funding to improve five traffic signal intersections along Roosevelt Boulevard:

  • Pratt Street;

  • Langdon Street;

  • Rising Sun Avenue;

  • Fifth Street; and

  • Broad Street.

“This money will use automated enforcement to put the brakes on drivers who run red lights at these intersections and ensure our residents are protected,” Dawkins said.  

Vazquez explained, “Safety is a number one priority in my district. This grant funding will institute changes that will make taking transit safer as well as more enjoyable.”

Dawkins and Vazquez worked with Sens. Christine Tartaglione and Sharif Street, both D-Phila., along with Gov. Tom Wolf to confirm the money for this project.

Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing. Under state law, fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia supply the grant funding.