Pittsburgh Regional Transit secures $16 million FTA ASAP grant

Pittsburgh Regional Transit secures $16 million FTA ASAP grant Image credit: Pittsburgh Regional Transit

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded $8 million in grant funds to the Pittsburgh Regional Transit System as part of the All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP).

The Pittsburgh Regional Transit System will receive funding to make its Palm Garden, Dawn, Hampshire, Stevenson, Poplar, Arlington, Smith Road, Casswell, Highland and Dorchester stations along the Red Line accessible to people with disabilities. Upgrades will include replacing platforms with level boarding, installing canopies to provide shelters for the platform, designing a clear, accessible path to the upgraded platforms and installing accessible signage. 

The ASAP was created in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021. The funding is part of the $343 million awarded under ASAP for eight transit systems in eight states. The funding will help make it easier for people with disabilities to access some of the nation’s oldest and busiest rail transit systems through upgrades, such as elevators. Federal funds can be no more than 80 percent of the project’s total cost.

Source: FTA