DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Green Light—Go: Pennsylvania's Municipal Signal Partnership Program; Invitation to Submit Applications
[48 Pa.B. 6634]
[Saturday, October 13, 2018]
Under 74 Pa.C.S. Chapter 92 (relating to traffic signals) and 75 Pa.C.S. § 9511(e.1) (relating to allocation of proceeds), the Department of Transportation (Department) established Green Light—Go: Pennsylvania's Municipal Partnership Program, also known as the Green Light—Go Program. The Green Light—Go Program is a competitive application and reimbursement grant program whereby municipalities or metropolitan or rural planning organizations can request financial assistance for existing traffic signal maintenance and operations activities identified in 75 Pa.C.S. § 9511(e.1).
The act of July 20, 2016 (P.L. 861, No. 101) (Act 101) amended 74 Pa.C.S. Chapter 92, 75 Pa.C.S. §§ 3112 and 3117 (relating to traffic-control signals; and automated red light enforcement systems in certain municipalities) and 75 Pa.C.S. § 9511. Act 101 made several changes impacting the Green Light—Go Program. Those amendments include, inter alia, changes to the definition of a ''municipality'' under 74 Pa.C.S. § 9201 (relating to definitions) and a change to the local match requirements. A 20% match from municipalities or metropolitan or rural planning organizations is required under 75 Pa.C.S. § 9511(e.1)(4).
During Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019, up to $40 million will be allocated to municipalities or planning organizations for upgrading traffic signals to light-emitting diode technology and intelligent transportation applications, such as autonomous and connected vehicle-related technology, performing regional operations such as retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals and for maintaining and operating traffic signals.
Additional information on the Green Light—Go Program requirements, guidelines, application evaluation criteria, corridor designations and the Department's corridor prioritization can be found on the Department's Traffic Signal web site at http://www.dot.state.pa.us/signals/.
The Department invites municipalities or metropolitan or rural planning organizations to submit electronic applications using the form at https://www.dotgrants.state.pa.us/GLG/Module/PADOT/BOMO_GLG_Default.aspx. The Department will be accepting Green Light—Go Program Applications between October 15, 2018, and January 11, 2019. Prior to application submission, applicants must complete and submit a Pre-Application Project Scoping Form to the appropriate Department Engineering District in accordance with the Green Light—Go Program guidelines.
If municipalities or metropolitan or rural planning organizations are awarded funding, all invoices and status updates will be requested through the Department's dotGrants system at https://www.penndot.gov/Doing-Business/Pages/dotGrants.aspx. Municipalities or metropolitan or rural planning organizations not currently utilizing the dotGrants system should start the process to get access once the application has been submitted.
Questions should be directed to Stephen Gault, PE, PTOE, Statewide Traffic Signal Operations Engineer, Bureau of Maintenance and Operations, Department of Transportation, 400 North Street, 6th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 783-6988, RA-PDSIGNALFUNDING@pa.gov.
LESLIE S. RICHARDS,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-1602. Filed for public inspection October 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]
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