Galloway announces nearly $756,900 ARLE grant for Falls Township
HARRISBURG, Dec. 23 – A long-time champion of infrastructure development, state Rep. John Galloway announced today that Falls Township has been awarded $756,881 in Automated Red Light Enforcement funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for traffic safety improvements to seven intersections throughout the community.
“This funding will help dramatically improve traffic safety in Falls Township through installation of pedestrian signals, ADA curb ramps and preemption devices on existing traffic signals,” Galloway said. “Motorists and pedestrians alike will be safer thanks to these needed improvements.”
Pennsylvania’s ARLE program aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue.
Grant funding is supplied by fines from red light violations at 32 intersections in Philadelphia. State law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted 132 applications totaling $48.3 million in requests.
Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as safety benefits and effectiveness, cost, and local and regional impact.
This investment brings the total dollars awarded through the ARLE funding program to $112.7 million, funding 501 transportation enhancement projects since 2010.