Senator Santarsiero and Representative Davis Announce $406,021 for Pedestrian Safety Improvements in Bristol Borough

BUCKS COUNTY- Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representative Tina Davis (D-141) announced today $406,021 in state funding to improve pedestrian safety at the busy intersection of Mill Street and Radcliffe Street in Bristol Borough.

“Bristol Borough has become a popular destination, with a thriving main street of restaurants, shops, entertainment and the waterfront,” said Senator Santarsiero.  “With the continued growth and revitalization of the area, pedestrian access and safety improvements have become increasingly necessary.  The pedestrian improvements at Mill & Radcliffe Streets will allow residents and visitors to park in the lot by the waterfront and safely enjoy the many offerings of the borough.”

The award is a state Multimodal Transportation Fund grant through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which will be used to add bump outs to slow traffic and make pedestrian crossings safer.

“Bristol Borough and its historic waterfront area are a crown jewel for Bucks County. Efforts by local leaders, such as Council President DiGuiseppe, Mayor DiGuiseppe, Councilman Greg Pezza, Raising the Bar’s Bill Pezza, and others to revitalize Mill & Radcliffe Street and make it a cultural and economic hub have been a resounding success,” said Representative Davis.  “A big part of sustaining this success is to ensure people are safe. That is why I am happy to bring this money back to Bristol so that the Borough can make the improvements necessary to keep families safe.”

“Pedestrian safety is always a priority in Bristol Borough, and thanks to Senator Santarsiero and Representative Davis we have a chance to improve one of the major trouble spots in town,” said Bristol Borough Mayor Ralph DiGuiseppe III. “The future bump outs at this intersection will provide traffic calming measures, reduce the amount of time pedestrians spend within the travel lanes when crossing, and additionally reduce the conflicts we’re experiencing between residents and drivers. I can’t thank them enough for their continued support of the Boro, and because of their efforts this problem area in town will soon be rectified.”

For more information about the Commonwealth Financing Authority and Multimodal Transportation Fund grants visit the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development website.


Senator Santarsiero Announces $450,000 for Plumstead Township Pedestrian Projects 

BUCKS COUNTY – November 19, 2021 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), along with state Representative Shelby Labs (R-143) today announced $450,000 in state funds to Plumstead Township for pedestrian improvements on Old Easton Road and Route 611.

“Pedestrian access is critical to keeping our communities safe,” said Sen. Santarsiero.  “The extension of the sidewalks and installation of pedestrian signaling along these active roadways will help students get to nearby schools safely and will improve access to Plumstead Township businesses.”

“Improving the safety of our intersections by installing features such as ADA compliant curb ramps, high-visibility crosswalks and pedestrian push buttons, will allow better access to our local businesses, increasing community connection,” said Rep. Labs.  “I am pleased to see these funds will contribute to our community in such ways.”

Sen. Santarsiero continued, “These pedestrian expansions are an important piece of the broader Plumstead Village Revitalization Project, ultimately improving accessibility of shops, restaurants and local amenities for residents.  I am happy to support this project and look forward to seeing this important work continue.”

For more information about the Commonwealth Financing Authority and Multimodal Transportation Fund grants visit the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development website.


Senator Santarsiero, Representative Warren Announce $675,000 Awarded in State Funds for Local Transportation Improvement

BUCKS COUNTY – April 21, 2021 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representative Perry Warren (D-31) announced today the award of Multimodal Transportation Fund Grants to Lower Makefield Township, Newtown Township and Yardley Borough.  Lower Makefield Township will receive $353,000, Newtown Township will receive $227,000 and Yardley Borough will receive $95,000 in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

“These funding awards are an important opportunity to make improvements to our local transportation infrastructure while providing economic benefits to our communities,” said Sen. Santarsiero.  “I enthusiastically supported all of these applications, which will hep residents enjoy the outdoors and drive traffic in our thriving boroughs.”

“Bikepath, trail, sidewalk – these CFA grants support local projects that enhance our health, our safety and our quality of life. And, these projects provide recreational opportunities and benefits to residents and businesses in all our communities,” said Rep. Warren.

Lower Makefield Township will use the funds for its Woodside Road bike path project, which will run from Makefield Highlands Golf Course to Taylorsville Road, and connect to a new path on Woodside Road.  The bike path ultimately provide bicycle and pedestrian access to Scudder Falls Bridge.

“This bike path will be a welcome addition to Lower Makefield Township, providing increased access and safety for cyclists along Woodside Road,” continued Sen. Santarsiero.

The funds to Newtown Township will be used for the second phase of construction of a multi-use trail along Lower Dolington Road.  The first phase of the trail was funded through the same grant program and was awarded in 2019.

Of the Newtown project, Sen. Santarsiero said, “The second phase of the multi-use trail along Lower Dolington Road will improve recreational opportunities for walkers and cyclists to safely enjoy the outdoors, benefit the health of our residents and keeping our residents safe.”

The Yardley Borough project will construct approximately 1,200 linear feet of concrete sidewalk along the northern side of North Main Street.  The project will also include related stormwater and pedestrian facility improvements.

“Yardley Borough is home to many restaurants and businesses right along North Main Street.  Construction of the sidewalk in this area will help customers access these shops, helping our local economy continue to grow and thrive,” said Sen. Santarsiero.

Rep Warren continued, “Senator Santarsiero and I have advocated for these grants, as they represent the state’s commitment to partner with community leaders on pedestrian and cyclist access and safety and the corresponding recreational and economic benefits to our communities.”

Multimodal transportation fund grants encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth. For more information about the Multimodal Transportation Fund Grants, visit the DCED website.