Bartolotta Announces $900,000 in Funding to Benefit Local Tourism Efforts

WASHINGTON – Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46) announced today that Washington County will receive a $900,000 grant to rehabilitate a pre-Civil War-era railroad tunnel along the abandoned CSX rail line in Buffalo Township. The funding is awarded through the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TASA) program.

Part of the National Pike Trail, the tunnel is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

“A lot of small communities in southwestern Washington County have been working together to increase the many benefits of tourism in the area, so this funding is very exciting, welcome news,” Bartolotta said. “Not only will the money positively impact our region, but this announcement really speaks volumes to the impact people can have when they advocate for what they think matters.”

TASA provides funding for projects and activities defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, environmental mitigation, trails that serve a transportation purpose, and safe routes to school projects.

The program is funded through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

 

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