Harrisburg, PA – March 26, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) said today that nearly $1.5 million in grant funding has been awarded to projects in Philadelphia’s First Senatorial District through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Multimodal Transportation Fund program.

“These grants allow necessary improvements to the infrastructure of some of the most well-traveled areas of our city,” said Farnese, Democratic chair of the Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee.

Projects receiving funding include:

  • Philadelphia, Division of Aviation – SEPTA Platform Rehabilitation – $500,000.  This project aims to alleviate congestion near the platform, improve traffic flow and involves the construction of a new transportation network company (TNC) staging area.
  • Reading Terminal Market Corporation – Filbert Street Renovation – $400,000.  The project involves the renovation of the block of Filbert Street between 11th and 12th Streets south of Market.
  • Philadelphia City Treasurer, Department of Parks & Recreation – Stephen Girard Park Pedestrian Improvements – $275,000.  Funding will rehabilitate four miles of existing trails, ensure ADA access and parking and improve site furnishings, landscape and stormwater management.
  • Delaware River Waterfront Corporation – Delaware River Trail Penn Treaty Park Segment – $250,000.  The project includes the completion of a portion of the Delaware River Trail.

“I am grateful that these grants have been awarded.  Improving the infrastructure in Philadelphia, adds to the quality of life for residents of our community, while enhancing the experiences of the millions of visitors to our city,” said Farnese.