Senator Santarsiero, Representatives Ullman, Warren, and Galloway Announce Traffic Safety with Red Light Enforcement Funds
HARRISBURG − May 29, 2019 − State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), and State Representatives Wendy Ullman (D-143), Perry Warren (D-31), and John Galloway (D-140), announced that Doylestown Township, Plumstead Township, and Morrisville Borough will receive $380,817, $646,128, and $20,000, respectively, through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) program, for the purpose of improving traffic safety.
The $380,817 in state funding for Doylestown Township will improve safety at the intersection of Swamp Road and Easton Road by retiming the traffic signal and installing mast arms, emergency preemption, dilemma zone detection, video detection, uninterruptable power supply, pedestrian push buttons, and dedicated hand/man pedestrian signals with countdown timers.
$646,128 in funding for Plumstead Township was approved to improve pedestrian safety at the center of Plumsteadville by installing ADA ramps, crosswalks, pedestrian push buttons Hand/Person pedestrian signals with countdown timers, and signalization upgrades.
For Morrisville Borough, the $20,000 in state funding will be used to update and replace existing regulatory signage at various locations throughout the borough and install breakaway sign posts.
“These grants will help Doylestown, Plumsteadville, and Morrisville to calm traffic and maintain the safety of both motorists and pedestrians alike,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “I want to thank PennDOT for awarding grants for so important a purpose.”
“I am excited to announce these grants, which will improve pedestrian safety, enhance neighborhood walkability, and reduce traffic congestion,” Rep. Ullman said. “Upgrading these intersections will bring quality of life improvements to Doylestown Township and Plumsteadville.”
“The key to keeping communities like Morrisville safe and economically competitive are infrastructure investments,” said Reps. Galloway and Warren.
The ARLE program aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue. Grant funding for ARLE is supplied by fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia. Only projects improving safety, enhancing mobility, and reducing congestion can be considered for funding.