Authoring Organization:Vermont Safe Routes to School
This report describes how student school travel in the U.S. changed from 1969 through 2009 using information from the 2001 and 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) and the 1969 and 1995 Nationwide Personal Transportation Surveys (NPTS). The report presents the two measures of school travel captured by the NHTS and NPTS: usual school travel mode as reported by parents (1969, 2009), and the school travel mode as reported by students on the day they completed a travel diary (1995, 2001 and 2009).
This report aims to describe how federal and state agencies met the requirements of the legislation; the program’s reach and types of projects funded; and an overview of how state programs are administered.
The Virginia SRTS Program’s Local SRTS Coordinator Program has proven highly successful since it was introduced in 2012, dramatically increasing statewide participation in SRTS activities such as International Walk to School Day, National Bike to School, and Student Travel Tally Month, and fostering sustained engagement in SRTS. The program consists of local SRTS coordinators who work with multiple schools to implement SRTS activities and program support staff who provide technical assistance and training to the coordinators.
The Arkansas Safe Routes to School Curriculum was developed by the state's Highway and Transportation Department. It is intended to address the needs of students who live too far away to walk to school daily. The Curriculum identifies opportunities for students to acquire physical activity, such as during recess, lunch breaks, and physical education classes. The Curriculum also integrates many of the competencies included in the Arkansas State Frameworks.