Matzie announces more than $100,000 grant for Allegheny Petroleum

HARRISBURG, July 1 – State Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny, said a grant for more than $100,000 today was awarded to Allegheny Petroleum.

The $116,454 Multimodal Transportation Fund grant will be used by Allegheny Petroleum to expand its facilities in Ambridge and perform needed upgrades.

“This grant will not only allow Allegheny Petroleum to move more of its products efficiently over rail, it will also improve the safety of that rail activity,” said Matzie. “This investment in the rail infrastructure of Beaver County will undoubtedly lead to increased economic activity for the region and an improved quality of life for our communities.”  

The Multimodal Transportation Fund, which was created by the transportation funding plan, provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to Pennsylvania residents.

The grant was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent state agency that evaluates and administers funding for projects that create jobs and improve cultural and recreational assets.