Rabb announces $850,000 grant for Chestnut Hill College

HARRISBURG, Nov. 12 – Following approval by the Commonwealth Financial Authority, state Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Phila., announced Chestnut Hill College has been awarded a $850,000 Multimodal Transportation Fund Program state grant to improve access to its Sugarloaf Hill campus.

“Safety should always be a top priority in and around our college campuses for students and community members. This funding will help further achieve safety measures already in place at Chestnut Hill College and its Sugarloaf Hill campus,” Rabb said. “This grant will improve the relationship between the college and the community by funding the work that will alleviate some of the traffic congestion that’s often problematic for motorists in the vicinity.”

The college will use the grant to construct a new entryway at Germantown Avenue across from East Hillcrest Avenue, a bus bay and shelter at that entryway and a new path along Germantown Avenue that will also connect to nearby trails and the Chestnut Hill campus.

“We are honored and humbled by the generosity of DCED, and the steadfast support of our legislators, Senator Haywood and Representative Rabb, and their steadfast commitment to improving the Level of Service and Traffic Stress along Germantown Avenue,” said Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., president, Chestnut Hill College.

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. Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.