Bethlehem (February 26, 2018)– State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that $126,173 in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding has been awarded to the Borough of Hellertown to improve public safety along Route 412 (Main Street) by upgrading pedestrian signals, push buttons, controller equipment and new pavement markings. Statewide, $11.5 million in grants are being distributed to 41 municipalities.
“Any project that improves safety and enhances mobility is eligible for ARLE funding”, Boscola said. “I am thrilled when state funding finds its way to our communities to help make the Lehigh Valley a safer and better place to live and work.”
Statewide, municipalities submitted nearly 150 applications, totaling over $34 million. Projects were chosen under criteria including project benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing.
The ARLE Funding Program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Maintenance and Operations. Currently the Philadelphia Parking Authority, the City of Philadelphia’s system administrator [as outlined in 75 Pa.C.S. §3116(h)], provides the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation with quarterly deposits of revenue generated by automated red light enforcement violations into a restricted Motor License Fund account as indicated in 75 Pa.C.S. §3116(l)(2).
For more information, visit www.penndot.gov, search Automated Red Light Enforcement or by contacting Senator Boscola’s office at 610-868-8667.
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