MultiModal Transportation Funding Programs

Penn Dot Multimodal Transportation Fund Statewide Program

Act 89 also established a dedicated Multimodal Transportation Fund that stabilized funding for ports and rail freight, increased aviation investments, establishes dedicated funding for bicycle and pedestrian improvements, and established dedicated funding for bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) also provides funding for priority investments in any mode through PennDOT's MTF Statewide Competitive Funding Program.

The MTF program provides grants to ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of this commonwealth.

The program is intended to provide financial assistance to municipalities, councils of governments, businesses, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, and ports and rail freight entities to improve transportation assets that enhance communities, pedestrian safety, and transit revitalization.

PA DCED Multimodal Transportation Fund

The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.

Applications for the Multimodal Transportation Fund are accepted annually between March 1 and July 31. All applications and all required supplemental information must be electronically submitted by close of business on July 31st for hopeful consideration at the November CFA board meeting.

Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.

Grants are available for projects with a total cost of $100,000 or more. Grants shall not exceed $3,000,000 for any project.