Western Pennsylvania communities benefitting from "Green Light-Go" grants

Gov. Josh Shapiro announced which communities are getting traffic signal updates as a result of “Green Light-Go” grants provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. “Thanks to these grants, drivers and pedestrians are now safer, and Pennsylvanians can get where they need to go quicker and more efficiently. I’m proud that the Department of Transportation, led by Secretary Carroll, will continue to help our communities improve mobility for Pennsylvanians as we continue to deliver real results across the Commonwealth,” Shapiro said.

The Green Light-Go grants work by reimbursing municipalities for updates improving existing traffic signals. Some of the eligible updates include installing LED technology, retiming traffic signals, developing special event plans and other upgrades. Nearly $36 million in grants are being distributed to almost 80 municipalities across the state.

The list of communities using these grants for upgrades include Pittsburgh, Bethel Park, Elizabeth, Fox Chapel, McCandless, Millvale, Monroeville, Mt. Lebanon, Neville, North Fayette, Pitcairn, Plum, South Fayette, and Wilkinsburg. In Pittsburgh, $430k will be used for new traffic signal controllers throughout the city and $954k for updated signal equipment at Penn & Highland, S. Aiken & Ellsworth, and Bayard & Neville. For a list of what other planned upgrades include, visit the WPXI coverage here, or the original press release from Governor Shapiro's office here.