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01/11/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/11/2017 12:26

Circuit Trails Get Additional Funding From Pennsylvania

January 11, 2017

The state of Pennsylvania announced $33 million in federal Transportation Alternatives Program grants on Tuesday, which includes millions of dollars for new Circuit Trail construction all over the Greater Philadelphia Region.

New Circuit Trails funds will go toward the K&T Trail in Philadelphia, the Tookany Creek Trail in Montgomery County, and the Neshaminy Greenway Trail in Bucks County, among others.

Check out the list of Circuit and relevant projects below the fold:

  • K&T Trail - City of Philadelphia - $1 million to construct a 6/10th of a mile, 12-foot-wide trail with landscaping and site amenities along the Delaware River between Magee Avenue and Princeton Avenue. The project is part of the East Coast Greenway.
  • Tookany Creek Trail Montgomery County - Cheltenham Township - $700,000 to construct a 1-mile segment of phase three of the Tookany Creek Trail, which starts at Harrison Avenue and ends at New Second Street and includes a 135-foot-long pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Tookany Creek.
  • Neshaminy Greenway Trail Bucks County - New Britain Township - $375,000 for construction of the Neshaminy Greenway Trail (NGT) from Lenape Lane to Upper State Road. The trail will be an ADA compliant shared use path, and will complete a missing link in the NGT, providing a connection to the 202 Parkway Trail.
  • Radnor TAP trail appears to directly between the Radnor Trail, Radnor High School and the Radnor Regional Rail and Route 100 Stations.
  • A section of the SRT was funded in Reading.
  • The connection between the Saucon Trail and the Upper Bucks Rail Trail was funded in Coopersburg, Lehigh County.

Check out our map of the funded projects here:

The Transportation Alternatives Project grant was part of $33 million in federal funds that went toward projects all over Pennsylvania, including safer routes to school for pedestrians and bicyclists, off-road trails, and better public transportation access that promotes safety and mobility.

Posted by Randy LoBasso at 1:03 pm

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