Pottstown Borough, Senator Bob Mensch, and Pottstown School District to Hold Joint Press Event

WHO:Mr. Mark Flanders – Pottstown Borough Manager
State Senator Bob Mensch (R-24)
Dr. Jeffrey Sparagana – Superintendent of Pottstown School District
Mr. Steve Toroney – Pottstown Borough Council President

WHAT: The Borough of Pottstown, Senator Bob Mensch, and Pottstown School District are holding a joint press event to formally announce the Borough receiving $300,000 in federal funds for a comprehensive walking and bicycling network enabling 3,000 students to walk or bicycle safely to school.  The project will also allow adults of all ages to walk or bike leisurely between neighboring municipalities.

The funds were acquired through state programs and the federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Program, a 2012 federal transportation authorization act known as MAP-21. The program funds transportation alternative projects that enhance pedestrian and bicycle facilities, improve access to public transportation, create safe routes to school, preserve historic transportation structures, provide environmental mitigation, create trails that serve a transportation purpose, and promote safety and mobility.  Fifty-six projects were selected across Pennsylvania to receive funds.

PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on criteria such as safety benefits, reasonableness of cost, readiness for implementation, statewide or regional significance, integration of land use and transportation decision making, collaboration with stakeholders, and leverage of other projects or funding.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 19, 10:30 AM

LOCATION: Rupert Elementary, 1230 South Street, Pottstown, PA


Sarah Stroman sstroman@pasen.gov
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