James Announces $135,000 Grant for Franklin Transportation Project
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today announced $135,000 in state funding through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) is being made available for a public transportation project in downtown Franklin.

“This state funding is an investment in the future of downtown Franklin,” James said. “The money will be used to provide some very important upgrades in the city.”

The City of Franklin is working with the Crawford Area Transportation Authority (CATA) to improve downtown Franklin. This project will improve the main transportation hub and transfer point in Franklin and create an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant walkway from the hub to the main downtown shopping district on Liberty Street.

The city also will replace a worn, wooden gazebo with a new, ADA-accessible bus shelter. Plans also call for the creation of a safe, bright, ADA-compliant crosswalk and walkway from Buffalo Street to Liberty through a narrow alley locally known as Rotary Way.

Funding for the projects is being provided through the CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund Program.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. The CFA consists of seven board members, including four legislative appointees and the secretaries of the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Office of the Budget, and Department of Banking and Securities.

Representative Lee James
64th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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