The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced in December the award of nearly $1 million in funds from the Federal Highway Administration's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program for infrastructure projects.
The SRTS program objective is to encourage more students in elementary and middle schools (Grades K-8) to walk and bike to school, as opposed to other transportation alternatives; thereby encouraging a more healthy lifestyle.
Local communities walking and biking to nine schools will be supported by the construction of the following infrastructure projects:
In March 2007, the Connecticut DOT solicited applications statewide for SRTS infrastructure projects. As part of the application process, eligible schools were required to have a documented SRTS Master Plan. Selected projects will participate in a 100% federally funded cost reimbursement program managed through the Connecticut DOT.
For more program information, please visit the Connecticut SRTS Web site: www.ctsaferoutes.org