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Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Safe Routes to School Program Funding

June 11, 2013

AMES, Iowa – June 11, 2013 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $786,651 in total funding for six Safe Routes to School program projects. The program was created with federal transportation funds in 2005 with the purpose of increasing the number of children safely walking and bicycling to school. Funding is available to cities, counties, state agencies, nonprofit organizations, and public and private schools through an annual application-based program. 

The projects, award recipients and approved funding amounts are listed below.

Noninfrastructure

  • Northeast Iowa Safe Routes to School Program
    Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission: $26,664
  • Noninfrastructure costs for recommended infrastructure projects
    Cedar Rapids: $1,000

Infrastructure

  • Hill Avenue Sidewalk Extension
    Spirit Lake: $206,864
  • North Manning Safe Route to School
    Manning: $245,584
  • Oakland Road Northeast Sidewalk (northwesterly side) Golf Street to Golfview Drive
    Cedar Rapids: plus $1,000 for noninfrastructure activities $125,883
  • Safe Routes K-8 Center Point-Urbana Schools
    Center Point: $100,656
  • U.S. 65/Lincoln Street Pedestrian/Bicycle Underpass
    Bondurant: $80,000

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Contact: Craig Markley at 515-239-1027 or craig.markley@dot.iowa.gov


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