The Circuit is Awarded $5.2 Million in Southeast Pennsylvania

People riding bikes along the Chester Creek Trail next to a trail marker with a map that reads "Chester Creek Trail County Park."

This blog originally published on the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s blog on February 1, 2024.

On January 25th, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Board adopted regionally selected and recommended statewide projects that were identified by DVRPC’s Regional Technical Committee (RTC) with Transportation Alternative Set-Aside (TASA) funding in Pennsylvania. TASA is funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and has been set aside for large Metropolitan Planning Organizations by population. In total, the program provided approximately $15.5 million TASA funds for projects in the DVRPC region and at least $28+ million statewide. The Circuit Trails received $5.26 million in total with an additional $5.35 million recommended to other trail related projects.

In case you missed it, members of the Circuit Trails Coalition published a blog in December with a comprehensive list of dozens of Circuit Trails projects that were awarded a total of $41.7 million in 2023. This major funding win is critical to the development of the network and moving the Circuit forward to reach the Coalition’s campaign goal of 500 completed miles by 2025.

Below are the listed projects that were selected by the DVRPC RTC and later adopted and approved by the Board to move these projects forward. The full presentation can be accessed here for the full list of projects and more information.

2023 TASA Projects Selected for Regional Funds:

Circuit Trails Projects:

County Sponsor Project Title Amount
Delaware DelCo Planning Department Chester Creek Rail Trail Phase 2 Construction $1,500,000
Delaware City of Chester Norris Street Complete Streets $1,300,000
Montgomery Upper Moreland Township Upper Moreland Power Line Trail $2,465,780

Other Trail Projects:

County Sponsor Project Title Amount
Bucks Bucks County Planning Commission Levittown Trail Project $2,000,000
Bucks Doylestown Township South Easton Road Township to Brough Connector Trail $1,500,000
Chester East Whiteland Township Sidley Road to Chester Valley Trail Connection $1,850,000

2023 TASA Projects Highly Recommended for Statewide Funds (Projects listed be will need to be approved by the state):

County Sponsor Project Title Amount
Delaware Middletown Township Chester Creek Trail Phase 3 $2,700,000
Philadelphia City of Philadelphia Cobbs B2 Trail Construction $1,500,000
Chester East Coventry Township Frick’s Lock Village Historic Building Restoration at Frick’s Lock Trailhead $503,351
Philadelphia City of Philadelphia Frankford Creek Phase III Trail $1,500,000


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