Encouragement

SRTS in the News

The following is a brief compilation of Safe Routes to School-related news stories from across the country. Web links to the following news stories are time sensitive, so some stories may not be accessible after the initial publication date or may require registration.

Spotlight on: SRTS Mini-grants

The National Center received a great response to our call for Fall 2010 SRTS mini-grant applications. We are now in the process of reviewing the 375 applications that were submitted and will announce recipients by Wed., May 26. Thank you for your applications and for your help in promoting the program.

Spotlight on: Walk to School 2010

Registration is now open for Walk to School 2010, an international event where communities from over 40 countries join together to walk and bicycle to school. International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 6, 2010.

Q&A With: Officer Terry Sills, Traffic Complaint Coordinator, Phoenix Police Department

Over the past few months, the National Center has been preparing to host a new SRTS resource developed by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for law enforcement officers. To celebrate the website's launch, www.saferoutesinfo.org/lawenforcement, we caught up with an officer at the Phoenix, Ariz., Police Department and asked him to share some of his insights and lessons learned. Meet Officer Terry Sills.

Getting There Together: A Message from the Director

Each time I sit down to write this column, I continue to be amazed by the multitude and magnitude of activities going on around the country that relate to Safe Routes to School programs and goals.

May is National Bike Month and National Youth Traffic Safety Month. These important causes are two ways local programs can bring the SRTS message closer to home for their community.

SRTS in the News

The following is a brief compilation of Safe Routes to School-related news stories from across the country. Web links to the following news stories are time sensitive, so some stories may not be accessible after the initial publication date or may require registration.

SRTS in the News

The following is a brief compilation of Safe Routes to School-related news stories from across the country. Web links to the following news stories are time sensitive, so some stories may not be accessible after the initial publication date or may require registration.

Eighty percent of Federal SRTS funds awarded

Currently, Safe Routes to School programs throughout the 50 states and the District of Columbia have announced spending commitments for approximately 80 percent of the funds available to states. All 50 states have announced funding for local and/or statewide SRTS programs, and more than 4,000 schools are participating in state-funded SRTS programs.