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, waterways, bicycle and pedestrian, and aviation, and focuses 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.
PennDOT is currently accepting applications for the FY 2021-22 Multimodal Transportation Fund until November 6, 2020 at 4pm.
A list of awarded projects for the 2020-2021 funding round and other PennDOT MTF resources are linked below.
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 on the state Department of Community and Economic Development website.