Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will distribute $15.4 million in Automated Red Light Enforcement funding to 38 municipalities statewide to fund 50 safety projects.
Pennsylvania’s ARLE program aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue.
“This program helps communities across the state make investments in traffic flow and safety,” Governor Wolf said. “These improvements complement the many road, bridge, and multimodal projects happening in Pennsylvania.”
Under state law, grant funding is supplied by fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia. The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted 134 applications, totaling almost $38 million in requests.
Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing.
This investment brings the total dollars awarded through the ARLE funding program to $78.49 million, funding 416 safety projects since 2010.
The 50 approved projects includes Bingham Township, which will receive $35,000 to improve safety at Northern Potter School with new solar powered flashing devices, pedestal and signage.