Guenst announces $83,550 ARLE grant for Hatboro Borough

HARRISBURG, Dec. 23 – State Rep. Nancy Guenst announced today that Hatboro Borough has been awarded $83,550 in Automated Red Light Enforcement funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to install overhead and post mounted pedestrian signage with Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons for a crosswalk at York Road and Summit Avenue.

“I’m very glad that this crosswalk has received state grant money to make necessary infrastructure improvements that will increase pedestrian safety,” Guenst said. “With people becoming increasingly reliant on walking to maintain a healthy lifestyle, I’m glad that pedestrian safety will be increased by the installation of overhead and post mounted pedestrian signage with Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons.”

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.