New Transportation Legislation Maintains SRTS Funding through 2020

On December 4th, 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) was signed into law by President Obama. This new transportation legislation maintains funding for Safe Routes to School, bicycling and walking improvements and provides a small increase in funding for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), renamed the Surface Transportation Program (STP Setaside).  For information about the Fast Act, visit FHWA’s announcement  and for details on how this impacts Safe Routes to School, visit the Safe Routes to School National Partnership’s blog.

Additional details of how the FAST Act affects each mode of transportation is expected to be released in the coming weeks.