In the Spring of 2002, the City of New Castle began the revitalization of its downtown through a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Section 108 Loan Funds, and funds from local investors. New concrete cartways (curb to curb) on East Washington Street and Mill Street have been constructed. Utility company lines have all been upgraded and new storm and sanitary sewers were installed. The project expanded the width of East Washington Street and part of Mill Street to re-create metered on-street parking. All street improvements are handicap accessible and blend architecturally with the proposed private investments downtown. A new public transit transfer station is being developed on a lot at the corner of East Washington Street and Croton Avenue to eliminate congested bus stops in the downtown area.