JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — The City of Johnstown secured a federal grant worth $24.4 million to fund improvement projects, according to U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA).
The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) grant will fund the Iron-to-Arts Corridor project.
This will upgrade the Johnstown train station, restore the inclined plane transit system to full function, improve the CamTran Downtown Intermodal Transportation Center and connect the transit center to “economic hubs” via Main Street Greenway, fund downtown beautification and other projects.
CamTran estimates that repairs will bring ridership from 65,000 annual passengers to 200,000.
“This funding will directly support the Johnstown community as it continues to expand and reinvent itself in the 21st century,” Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) said. “The ‘Iron-to-Arts Corridor’ pays tribute to the community’s historic past while also helping to expand access to local businesses and tourism.”
State Representative Frank Burns (D-Cambria) said this federal grant will bring “tremendous opportunity” to the region, helping to push it forward
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