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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-1568



Green Light—Go: Pennsylvania's Municipal Signal Partnership Program; Invitation to Submit Applications

[49 Pa.B. 6209]
[Saturday, October 19, 2019]

 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 the 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 and 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) 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 and 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 grantees is required under 75 Pa.C.S. § 9511(e.1)(4).

 During Fiscal Year 2020-2021, it is anticipated approximately $10 million will be available to municipalities and metropolitan or rural 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 eligible Green Light—Go Program projects and guidelines can be found on the Department's Traffic Signal web site at

 The Department invites municipalities and metropolitan or rural planning organizations to submit electronic applications using the application form at The Department will be accepting Green Light—Go Program applications between October 21, 2019, and January 10, 2020. 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. In addition to the electronic application, applicants must update information in the Department's Traffic Signal Asset Management System as indicated in the Green Light—Go Program guidelines posted on the Department's Traffic Signal web site.

 If municipalities or metropolitan or rural planning organizations are awarded funding, all grant agreements and requests for reimbursement will be processed through the Department's dotGrants system.

 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) 787-6988,


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1568. Filed for public inspection October 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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