– Everyone in Cambria County knows it. State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) is happy to see someone outside of Pennsylvania recognize the Johnstown Inclined Plane as more than just a local attraction.
“When you live close to something all your life, you sometimes lose sight of its value and charm,” said Rigby. “It’s great to see the incline and our region get national attention, which is definitely a plus for tourism and businesses in the area.”
Rigby is referring to a $500,000 Save America’s Treasures matching grant that has been awarded to the Cambria County Transit Authority by the National Park Service for restoration of the Johnstown Incline Plane. It is one of five grant recipients statewide and 42 across the country.
“The program is supported by the Historic Preservation Fund, which uses revenue from federal oil leases so no tax dollars are involved,” Rigby added. “As someone who was born and raised and still lives in this area, I am proud to call Johnstown home and hope the notoriety attached to this award translates into a successful investment in our community.”
Questions about this or any state government issue should be directed to Rigby’s office at 814-536-9818.
Representative Jim Rigby
71st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Scott B. Little
717.260.6137 (office), 717.497.5967 (cell)