Multimodal Hub Takes Another Step Forward

| June 12, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – The Venango County Commissioners took another step toward the construction of the Multimodal Hub in Oil City.

At Tuesday night’s meeting, the commissioners ratified an agreement of sale with PennDOT to transfer the ownership of the current PennDOT parking lot to the county for the construction of the Multi-Modal Hub.

The multimodal hub project, which was first announced over two years ago, is expected to enhance bus service and transportation throughout the Venango County while supporting efforts to brings jobs and new life into the downtown Oil City area.

According to Jason Ruggiero, Venango County Planning Director, once the transfer of ownership is complete, the project will begin to move forward.

“We are hopefully out to bid within a few weeks,” said Ruggiero.


In other business, the commissioners:

  • Approved Resolution #2019-09, funding for the Oil City Northside Urban Renewal initiative Local Match Commitment, to correct an earlier version with the appropriate match amount of $1,000,000.00.
  • Ratified of Resolution #2019-10, funding for Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program Local Match Commitment, for the county to provide $7,200.00 in matching funds toward a Greenways, Trails, and Recreation grant application to fund a master site development program for property the county owns on Allegheny Boulevard.
  • Approved Resolution #2019-13, pledging $5,000.00 in match funding for the Unified Planning Work Program, which is part of the Northwest Rural Planning organization for which a grant was applied for to fund an air cargo study at the Venango Regional Airport.
  • Approved the appointment of officers as required by CDBG, including Erik Johnson as Labor Standards Officer, Josh Sterling as Language Access Coordinator, and Sabrina Backer as 504 Officer.
  • Approved a standard Review Fee Reimbursement Agreement with Michael Moss, owner of Bear’s Furniture, for development of land associated with the business.
  • Approved a Grant Administration Agreement with the Venango County Economic Development Authority for an ARC grant the county applied for in partnership with the Economic Development Authority for the creation of an Entrepreneurship Academy in partnership with Clarion Venango Campus.
  • Approved the appointment of Ben Porter and Sue Smith to the Venango County Regional Planning Commission.

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