Featured Resource: Spring 2008 Program Tracking Report

The National Center for Safe Routes to School has released the Spring 2008 Program Tracking Report. This quarterly report is prepared by the National Center for Safe Routes to School to provide information about state Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs. Each quarter, a different snapshot and brief analysis of one key trend across all state programs is presented. The national Safe Routes to School program again grew at an impressive rate during the first quarter (January to March) of 2008, with total committed spending jumping nearly 21 percent from $183.7 million at the end of 2007 to approximately $221.7 million at the end of March 2008. This increase of $38 million is the second largest quarterly increase in announced SRTS spending since the program began in 2006.

Highlights from the Spring 2008 report include:

  • Approximately $221 million has been spent or committed for SRTS programs.
  • 42 states (82%) have announced funding for local SRTS programs.
  • 46 states (90%) have announced funding for local and/or statewide SRTS programs.
  • At least 2665 schools are participating in state-funded SRTS programs.

To access the complete report, please visit www.saferoutesinfo.org/data-central/national-progress/program-tracking-reports.