Langerholc, Rigby Announce Funding for Transportation Improvement Projects

HARRISBURG – Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) and Rep. Jim Rigby (R-71) today announced the approval of state funding assistance for transportation improvement projects in Ferndale, Portage and Richland School District.

“These projects are key components of our commitment to enhancing safety, accessibility, and the overall quality of life in our community,” said Langerholc. “By investing in these initiatives, we are laying the foundation for a more connected, vibrant, and resilient future.”

“This is what our constituents expect us to do – take in their hard earned tax dollars and reinvest them in our communities,” said Rigby. “It is a pleasure to work with Sen. Langerholc and the local officials in these three municipalities who initiate the grant process, which is no easy task to navigate.”  

The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

  • Ferndale Borough will receive $170,235 to rehabilitate the sidewalk along Ferndale Avenue.
  • Portage Borough will receive $248,000 to install lighting along the sidewalk within Crichton McCormick Park.
  • Richland School District will receive $625,000 to improve transportation circulation at Richland Elementary and Richland High schools.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development that administers many of Pennsylvania’s economic development and community improvement programs.

Multimodal Transportation Fund awards may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.


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