Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Safe Routes to School Program Funding
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.
Iowa Safe Routes to School Program
Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission: $26,664
costs for recommended infrastructure projects
Cedar Rapids: $1,000
Avenue Sidewalk Extension
Spirit Lake: $206,864
Manning Safe Route to School
Road Northeast Sidewalk (northwesterly side) Golf Street to Golfview Drive
Cedar Rapids: plus $1,000 for noninfrastructure activities $125,883
Routes K-8 Center Point-Urbana Schools
Center Point: $100,656
65/Lincoln Street Pedestrian/Bicycle Underpass
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