Kim announces $700K in CFA Multimodal funds

State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today announced that the City of Harrisburg will be the recipient of a $700,000 award from Commonwealth Financing Authority Multimodal funds.

“This award will directly impact the transportation improvements being made to support the new Federal Courthouse in the City of Harrisburg,” said Kim. “Many of these improvements will lead to ADA accessibility, additional parking, and improved foot, bicycle and public transportation. Investments like these improve our infrastructure and create jobs.”

Awards have been granted as follows:

  • The $700,000 in CFA Multimodal funds is expected to be used for two connected projects. They include the Urban Meadow Extension project on Boyd Street between Fulton and North Sixth streets and the Reily Streetscape Improvement project on Reily Street from North Third to Fulton Streets.

The Urban Meadow Extension will provide a .23 mile pedestrian only facility connecting North Third Street to North Sixth Street. Along North Sixth Street, the city will reconstruct the sidewalk with ADA ramps, add an improved bus stop at the intersection of North Sixth and Harris streets, and create an improved sidewalk connection to Boyd Street.

The Reily Streetscape Improvements project will provide approximately 50 angled parking spaces along Reily Street from North Third Street to Fulton Street. The additional streetscape improvements include ADA complaint sidewalks, new benches, and new bike racks. This project will increase foot, bicycle, and public transportation usage for people traveling through Midtown to the new businesses that are being developed along Reily, North Sixth and North Seventh streets.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania's economic growth. Unique among state agencies in structure and scope, the CFA consists of seven board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Office of the Budget and Department of Banking and Securities. Project approval requires five affirmative votes, four of which must come from legislative appointees.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.

For more information, contact Kim’s office at 717-986-1673.