Pittsburgh's Urban Redevelopment Authority received the biggest chunk of $40 million in multimodal transportation grants announced by state officials Friday: $3 million for improvements related to the East Liberty Transit Center development.
PennDOT Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation, Toby Fauver recently joined Cambria County Transit Authority (CamTran) Executive Director Rose Lucey-Noll, Board Chairman Ed Cernic, Jr. and state and local officials.
Funding shortages eliminated some of the amenities in the East Liberty Transit Center, but they could be restored thanks to a $2.75 million state grant.
State Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington, said Friday he's "optimistic" state officials will resolve transportation funding problems before a potential Connect Transit shutdown in January.
Authorities had a grand roll-out celebration Monday for a new North Liberty transit initiative that aims to help those without cars get to important places like the grocery store, community center, and doctor's office.