(Victor Valley) – Caltrans today awarded $66 million to cities, counties, and regional agencies for 139 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects to improve safety for students in grades K-8 who walk and bicycle to and from school.
“By improving safety, more children are encouraged to walk and bicycle to school, ultimately resulting in healthier children and less traffic
congestion,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The funding was provided by the federal SRTS program. Since its inception in 2005, Caltrans has awarded $156 million for 356 SRTS projects.
Some of the notable projects in Orange County that received funding include:
See attachment for notable projects in this region that received funding
Caltrans works closely with a diverse group of state, local, and regional
stakeholders representing transportation, health, education, law
enforcement, and bicycle/pedestrian advocates.
Click here to view the entire list of SRTS projects that received funding.