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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: April 5, 2016 04:28 PM
From: Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr.
To: All Senate members
Subject: Enhancing Pennsylvania's Green Light-Go Program
 
In the near future, I intend to introduce legislation that would enhance the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Municipal Signal Partnership Program known as Green Light-Go that was established through Act 89 of 2013.

Act 89 was a historic piece of transportation funding legislation for this Commonwealth. To illustrate, an additional $1 billion will be allocated for bridge and highway improvements in Fiscal Year 2016-17 increasing the amount to $2.4 billion in construction contracts. Act 89 is advancing new funding opportunities for all modes of transportation including the locally-owned network.

When the Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing in Pittsburgh last October on “Resource Challenges and Innovative Changes of the Local Transportation System”, we collected testimony on the need for flexibility in Green Light-Go to make more municipalities eligible for funding to improve the traffic signals that they own and maintain.

My legislation would reduce the local match, allow for other matching funds beyond private and municipal, and include additional provisions for traffic signal management and enforcement.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation to advance the legislative intent of Act 89 to invest in our more than 10,000 traffic signals to improve safety and mobility in Pennsylvania.

If you have any questions, please contact Nolan Ritchie at (717) 787-1398 or via email at nritchie@pasen.gov.



Introduced as SB1267