Grant to boost development in East Liberty
"East Liberty got another shot in the arm Tuesday, with the award of a $15 million federal grant to help build a new multimodal transit center that is designed to serve as the cornerstone for more commercial, residential and office development in the growing East End neighborhood.
The $34 million transit center will be the hub for nearly 1,000 bus arrivals and departures each day, help to connect the East Busway to the East Liberty commercial corridor, and create a new pedestrian link between East Liberty and neighboring Shadyside.
But in terms of the bigger picture, officials see it as a linchpin for even more development in the burgeoning corridor." for the complete Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, click here. For a press release by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, please click here.
FY 2012 Tiger Awards in 34 states and the District of Columbia
"On June 22, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded nearly $500 million from the TIGER 2012 program to 47 transportation projects in 34 states and the District of Columbia. Announcing the awards, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said, “TIGER projects mean good transportation jobs today and a stronger economic future for the nation.”
For a list of all of the TIGER IV Grants and details on the East Liberty project, click here.