U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (PA-14) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $15 million grant to the City of Pittsburgh to replace the decrepit East Liberty Transit Center with a new multimodal East Liberty Transit Center.
"I'm very pleased that the Department of Transportation recognized the value and importance of replacing the current East Liberty Transit Center," Congressman Doyle said today. "Improving the transportation network in East Liberty is an essential component of the plan to revitalize this part of Pittsburgh. I was glad to be able to provide support for the City's grant application."
Representative Doyle strongly supported the project. He lobbied DoT in support of the City's application earlier this year and organized a delegation letter in support of it.
This grant was awarded under the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (""TIGER") Grant program. These grants, which are competitively awarded, can be used on transportation projects like highways, bridges, public transportation, passenger and freight railroads, and marine ports. Grants range in size from $1 million up to $200 million. TIGER Grants may be used for up to 80 percent of the costs of a project.
Last year, Congressman Doyle was successful in helping the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County win a $10 million TIGER grant to build a "fly-over" ramp to improve access to the Carrie Furnaces redevelopment site in the Mon Valley.