In recent months, the FHWA released three new Highway Safety Information System (HSIS) summary reports:
During the first quarter (January–March) of 2009, the National Safe Routes to School Program continued to grow. The amount of SRTS funding announced during the first quarter of 2009 was $23.4 million, bringing the total funding states have announced to $355.2 million. State SRTS programs have awarded funding to 5,224 schools or local programs, up from 4,566 at the end of 2008. See the full tracking brief here.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School just released the Summer 2009 Program Tracking Report. This quarterly report provides information about State Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs and includes a tracking table summarizing key attributes from all State programs. The National Safe Routes to School Program continued to grow during the second quarter, with new funding for 238 additional schools or local programs.
Recognized for Excellence in Building Community Support and Infrastructure for Safe Walking and Bicycling to School
On December 8, 2009, the National Center for Safe Routes to School announced the selection of 25 mini-grants recipients to receive up to $1,000 for local projects that encourage student creativity in SRTS activities in the spring 2010 semester.
"We were truly impressed by the creativity and innovation of the mini-grant applications we received," said Lauren Marchetti, director of the National. "Proposed activities ranged from trail construction and letter writing campaigns, to middle school social marketing strategies."
The National Center for Safe Routes to School just released the Winter 2009 Program Tracking Report. This quarterly report provides information about state SRTS programs and includes a tracking table summarizing key attributes from all state programs.
The national SRTS program saw measured growth during the fourth quarter of 2009. In fact, the total number of schools that have benefited or will benefit from funds announced by state SRTS Programs grew to 6,4893 — a two percent increase over the previous quarter.
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