Young announces over $1M in CFA Multimodal and Act 13 Funds

HARRISBURG, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced that the Philadelphia International Airport and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation will receive a total of $1.05 million in Commonwealth Financing Authority Multimodal Transportation and Act 13 funds.

“I’m thrilled to see this needed boost coming to the City of Philadelphia,” Young said. “Infrastructure and investments in open green spaces attract more people to the area and provide those living in the community with a better place to raise a family. I will continue working to bring state dollars and investments to the area to improve infrastructure at every level.”

The City of Philadelphia, Department of Commerce, Division of Aviation was awarded $1 million for Phase 2 of its improvement project that will revitalize a critical asset crucial to the baggage operation system of the Philadelphia International Airport. Phase 2 includes structural improvements, new guide rail installation, LED lighting and electrical upgrades, signage, improved water mitigation, upgraded ventilation, and a replacement of the fire suppression system in the C/D tunnels.

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation was awarded $50,000 to design a trail extension that would be a part of Cobbs Creek Connector Trail. The trail will serve as a critical link from a school and recreation center, a residential neighborhood, and Island Avenue. The proposed Segment B2 will connect the southern terminus of Segment B1 at Island Avenue and Wheeler Street, to the Cibotti Recreation Center at Elmwood Avenue and 77th Street.

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.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.

Act 13 of 2012 establishes the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the CFA for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects using the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program.

For questions, call Young’s district office at (215) 952-3376 or email