State SRTS Coordinators gather for 3rd Annual Meeting

Photo of SRTS organizersSafe Routes to School (SRTS) State Coordinators gathered in Minneapolis, MN from May 13 – May 14 for the 3rd Annual Safe Routes to School State Coordinators National Meeting. Representatives from forty-five states were in attendance at the meeting hosted by the National Center for Safe Routes to School (NCSRTS) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

The meeting was officially kicked off with opening remarks from City of Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel. The meeting also included keynote presentations from Tim Torma, Acting Director of the U.S. EPA Smart Growth Program; Dr. Howard Frumkin, Director of the CDC National Center for Environmental Health; and Dr. Arthur Chris Nelson, Director of the Virginia Tech Metropolitan Institute. To view these presentations from the annual meeting, please visit www.saferoutesinfo.org/coordinators/national-meeting/2008.

State SRTS Coordinators gathered to network and share information about SRTS programs in their states. Coordinators discussed Federal Aid project implementation, school site design, training needs and program sustainability among other topics.