HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) today announced the release of $2.5 million in state funds for the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum’s expansion.
O’Neal advocated for the support through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project (RACP) program to assist with this important tourist attraction.
“This unique heritage attraction draws tens of thousands of people to our community each year,” O’Neal said. “My wife, Julia, and I enjoy bringing our children to the museum to learn more about the trolley era. This addition will enhance the museum’s national reputation and deepen its educational impact, thereby drawing even more visitors to Washington County to discover what a wonderful place it is for leisure.”
The expansion will include a 18,000-square-foot welcome and education center adjacent to the current Trolley Display Building. It will house a visitors’ center, educational exhibits, classrooms, event rooms, a ticket kiosk, offices, museum store and café.
Funding for the project was authorized by lawmakers in the Capital Budget Project Itemization Act.
O’Neal thanked the governor for releasing the funding for this significant economic development project.
The 48th Legislative District in Washington County includes the city of Washington; Chartiers, North Franklin, North Strabane and South Strabane townships; and Canonsburg, East Washington and Houston boroughs.
Representative Tim O’Neal
48th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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