Rep. Pisciottano announces $960,000 investment in transit infrastructure along Route 837
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to improve public bus system
PITTSBURGH, April 21 – Improvements including bus stop renovations, safer crosswalks, new rider shelters and more will be made along Route 837 through a grant of $960,000 to the Port Authority of Allegheny County, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today.
“This award to the Port Authority is essential for local residents who rely on public transportation,” Pisciottano said. “I’m overjoyed that these funds will drastically improve the experience of our bus riders and create a safer environment for all who travel on this busy road. This was a very competitive grant process and we were fortunate to be the only project in Allegheny County awarded these funds.”
Pisciottano emphasized the funded project includes major upgrades to pedestrian crossings and traffic signals at key intersections.
This funding is part of a $54.1 million package awarded to 64 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside projects in 34 counties. Over half of the funded projects, including the project to improve Route 837, were funded through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Before the BIL passed, only $18 million was available for TA Set-Aside projects.
The TA Set-Aside provides funding for projects and activities defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation, trails that serve a transportation purpose, and safe routes to school projects.
Follow this link to learn more about TA Set-Aside projects.