Act 89 of 2013 created a
new deputate for multimodal transportation at PennDOT. This organization is
comprised of local and public transportation, rail freight, ports and
waterways, and aviation, and will focus on efficiency, capital investments,
safety and mobility in these modes.
This organization is responsible for programs in the following areas:
MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION FUND (MTF)
Act 89 also established a dedicated Multimodal Transportation Fund that stabilizes funding for ports and rail freight, increases aviation investments, establishes dedicated funding for bicycle and pedestrian improvements, and allows targeted funding for priority investments in any mode.
The Multimodal Transportation Fund application window is now closed. PennDOT anticipates making award announcements for the 2016-17 funding round in the summer of 2016.
Please note that PennDOT's multimodal program is separate from the Multimodal Transportation Fund administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. Information on that program can be found at http://community.newpa.com/programs/multimodal-transportation-fund/.