Senator Kim Ward Announces Nearly $600,000 in Transportation Safety Funds for Westmoreland County

Gaming revenue funds to improve transportation safety in Salem Twp.

GREENSBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39) today announced the approval of nearly $600,000 in gaming revenue funds to support a multimodal transportation project in Salem Twp., Westmoreland County.

“The gaming revenues generated in Westmoreland County are reinvested in local communities throughout the 39th Senatorial District,” Ward said. “The $600,000 announced today will be used to make safety and signalization improvements along William Penn Highway in Salem Township.”

The PA Race Horse Development and Gaming Act (Act 2004-71) provides for the distribution of gaming revenues from Category 4 licensed facilities through the Commonwealth Financing Authority to support projects in the public interest within the host county of Westmoreland.

The $600,000 in multimodal transportation funds is part of a gaming revenue funding announcement that includes 77 projects throughout Westmoreland County totaling $17 million.

Contact: Erica Clayton Wright,, (412) 334-4856

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