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Safe Routes to School

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program was established in 2005 by the most recent federal transportation re-authorization legislation – the Safe Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funding is provided to state departments of transportation to create and administer SRTS programs which allow communities to compete for funding for local SRTS projects that will make walking and bicycling to school a safe and routine activity. In Arizona, the SRTS program is coordinated by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).
 
PAG’s role in the SRTS program involves a number of activities. First, PAG provides assistance to applicants in the preparation of project proposals. Second, PAG convenes a local task force to review and score project proposals from the PAG region and provides those scores to ADOT. Finally, PAG participates in ADOT’s SRTS committee to review and score all proposals received for each funding cycle.

Contact Information:
 
Pima Association of Governments
177 N. Church Ave., Suite 405
Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: (520) 792-1093
Fax: (520) 620-6981
 
 

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