Warren announces grant from state Red Light Program
HARRISBURG, May 29 – State Rep. Perry Warren today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation awarded Morrisville an Automated Red Light Enforcement grant of $20,000.
The money is to update and replace existing regulatory signage at various locations throughout the borough and install breakaway sign posts.
“The key to keeping communities like Morrisville safe and economically competitive are infrastructure investments,” Warren said.
Under state law, grant funding is supplied by fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia. The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted 134 applications, totaling almost $38 million in requests.
PennDOT is distributing $15.4 million in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding to 38 municipalities statewide to fund 50 safety projects. Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing.
This investment brings the total dollars awarded through the ARLE funding program to $78.49 million, funding 416 safety projects since 2010.