Student safe route project applications available
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 13:01
    The Maryland Safe Routes to Schools (MSRS)program, sponsored by the State Highway Administration, is now accepting applications for support of local projects.
    Using federal funding, MSRS supports programs to improve safety for students, making it safer for students to walk and bike to school while reducing traffic, fuel consumption and air pollution.  
    Community projects funded by the program must serve elementary or middle schools and must be within a two-mile radius of an identified school. In addition, identified schools must participate in the project by providing student data.
    Eligible infrastructure projects include sidewalks, curbs, gutters, Americans with Disab-lities Act ramps, pedestrian countdown signals, signage, multi-use paths and bike racks.
    Acceptable non-infrastructure projects include educational materials, incentives, safety training, funding for law enforcement personnel and program coordination.
    The MSRS program provides full reimbursement for project funding. Applications for program projects are available at www.roads.maryland.gov/index.aspx?pageid=735.
    Applications may be mailed to Jessica Silwick, MS C-502, 707 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202 or e-mailed to JSilwick@sha.state.md.us.
    Submissions must be received by the close of business on Monday, March 31.