California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: October 19, 2011
District: District 8 – San Bernardino
Contact: Terri Kasinga
Phone: (909) 383-4631 work
            (951) 232-4268 cell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALTRANS AWARDS $66 MILLION IN SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS FUNDING

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today awarded $66 million to cities, counties, and regional agencies for 139 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects to improve safety for students in grades K-8 who walk and bicycle to and from school.

"By improving safety, more children are encouraged to walk and bicycle to school, ultimately resulting in healthier children and less traffic congestion," said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

The funding was provided by the federal SRTS program. Since its inception in 2005, Caltrans has awarded $156 million for 356 SRTS projects.

Some of the notable projects in Orange County that received funding include:

See attachment for notable projects in this region that received funding

Caltrans works closely with a diverse group of state, local, and regional stakeholders representing transportation, health, education, law enforcement, and bicycle/pedestrian advocates.

Click here to view the entire list of SRTS projects that received funding.

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