Wolf Administration Leaves Armstrong County Out of Traffic Light Improvements

UPDATED 7/16/2018 4PM – Governor Tom Wolf announced last week that 70 municipalities will receive more than $31 million to support traffic signal upgrades, increasing safety and mobility across Pennsylvania’s communities.

However, Armstrong County was left out of those improvements and funding.

A representative in the governor’s office called the Kittanning Paper to indicate that Armstrong County did not receive any funding because no municipality or the county applied for it.

“This is the fourth round of funding disbursed to support increased safety and mobility across more Pennsylvania towns,” Governor Wolf said. “The Green Light-Go program addresses mechanisms that if not functioning properly can aggravate congestion and impede traffic flow.”

Funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program, grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grant funding through the Green Light – Go Program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited to: light-emitting diode (LED) technology instillation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

Counties receiving funding included: Allegheny, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Butler ($415,646), Cambria, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Union, Venango, Washington, and York.

A full list of recipients, project descriptions, and the maount of state investment is available at www.penndot.gov on the “Traffic Signals, Management” page under “Travel In PA”