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Harrisburg Transportation Center to receive more than $634K in federal funding for upgrades

The capital city’s train and bus station will receive a new HVAC system.

The Harrisburg Transportation Center’s existing cooling tower, pumps, and chiller system were installed more than two decades ago. The center also needs a new generator, fire pump, sprinkler system, and outdoor lighting.

U.S. Senator Bob Casey announced on Friday that the federal funding in the amount of $634,525 will go towards improving the Harrisburg Transportation Center. The funds were appropriated in the most recent federal budget, which was signed by President Biden in March.

The Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority recently reached out to Casey’s office to inform him of the need to replace the transportation center’s HVAC system. The entire project will be funded by money approved by Congress.

So now that the funding has been approved, what’s next?

Officials said that it will take a few months to work through the federal approval process, including the Federal Transit Administration and Amtrak. Once the Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority receives the funding, it will seek bids from companies to provide and install the new infrastructure. Officials expect the whole process should last until the end of the year.

“It’s crucial for us, as a redevelopment authority, to bring in resources for all of our residents that improve the quality of life here,” Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority executive director, Bryan Davis said in a news release.

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