HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Cambria/Somerset) is endorsing a grant received by the Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority (CCCRA) that will promote walking and bicycling in Johnstown.
“Enhancing outdoor recreation opportunities encourages a more active and healthier lifestyle,” said Rigby. “It is our goal to continue to boost the economic state of our downtown region by bringing residents of neighboring communities into the area not only to use the outdoor recreation sites, but to also visit and support small businesses, restaurants and hotels within the area.”
The more than $244,000 grant will help the CCCRA develop walking and biking trails in Johnstown from Clinton Street to Hickory Street with multiple links to the downtown area. Connections will also be developed between the Path of the Flood and James Mayer Trails from Clinton Street across Bedford Street to Hickory Street.
The grant, which was obtained competitively, is being awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which was established in 2004 and is supported in part by the Marcellus Legacy Fund, a product of Act 13 of 2012. The fund directs a portion of revenue from Pennsylvania’s natural gas extraction to local municipalities.
For more information on this or any state government-related issue, please contact Rigby’s Johnstown office at 1340 Franklin St. by calling 814.536.9818.
Representative Jim Rigby
71st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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