Evans’ $19.6 Million in Philly Transportation Requests Advance to Full House

June 10, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON (June 10, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) announced that his requests for $19.6 million in federal funding for seven Philadelphia transportation projects have advanced to the full House of Representatives.

Evans’ requests are included in a bill that the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved today.

“I’m pleased the committee saw the merit of the $19.6 million in transportation funding requests I made for Philadelphia, and I hope the full House will be voting on this bill in the next few weeks. These projects would create jobs and improve public safety, as well as advance equity and economic inclusion and improve quality of life in neighborhoods that have been disinvested in for too long. Projects like these are an important part of building back better after the pandemic and the recession,” Evans said.

“I was also pleased to work with my colleagues Congressman Brendan Boyle and Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon on securing funding in this bill for two projects that would help residents in both of our districts – accessibility improvements at the Erie station on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line, and Cobbs Creek Parkway multimodal safety improvements, respectively.

“This bill would build on the big and bold American Rescue Plan, which I was proud to vote for. The Rescue Plan is bringing billions of dollars in federal aid to Philadelphia, and I’m also pushing for more funding through avenues like my $63 billion Housing Is Essential plan, as well as President Biden’s proposed American Jobs Plan. This House transportation bill fits well with the Jobs Plan,” Evans said.

Evans’ transportation funding requests are (listed in alphabetical order):

Project Sponsor: City of Philadelphia
Project Name/Location: Chestnut Street Pedestrian Safety Islands, Chestnut Street from 33rd to 45th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Requested Amount: $3 million

Project Sponsor: City of Philadelphia
Project Name/Location: Cobbs Creek Parkway Multimodal Safety Improvements: Larchwood Avenue to 67th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Requested Amount: $800,000 – Total funding in the bill: $2 million; Evans worked with Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, who requested $1.2 million

Project Sponsor: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Project Name/Location: Erie Station (Broad Street Line) Accessibility Improvements, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Requested Amount: $3.6 million – Total funding in the bill: $7.2 million; Evans worked with Congressman Brendan Boyle, who also requested $3.6 million

Project Sponsor: Delaware River Port Authority
Project Name/Location: Franklin Square Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvement - 7th and Race Streets Specific, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Requested Amount: $240,000

Project Sponsor: City of Philadelphia
Project Name/Location: Mantua Neighborhood Traffic Safety Project (34th Street), Philadelphia, PA 19104
Requested Amount: $4 million

Project Sponsor: City of Philadelphia
Project Name/Location: Parkside Avenue – Safe Access to Parks, Parkside Avenue at 53rd Street and Bryn Mawr Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Requested Amount: $4 million

Project Sponsor: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Project Name/Location: Penn Center Transit Gateway, 1600 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19102, bike lanes from 15th to 20th on Market Street and JFK Boulevard
Requested Amount: $3.975 million

Evans represents Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes Northwest and West Philadelphia and parts of North, South, Southwest and Center City Philadelphia. During Evans’ first four years in Congress, his office has helped to return to or save more than $6.5 million for Philadelphians from federal agencies such as the IRS, Social Security Administration and Department of Veterans Affairs. His website is evans.house.gov and his social media handle is @RepDwightEvans on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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