"Overall, there were 99 Safe Routes to School applications, and they all addressed barriers to students walking and biking with needed safety improvements," said LeeAnne Fergason, Program Manager. "The awarded funds will focus on Title I (low-income) schools and, of course, locations with the greatest safety needs."
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) staff created an online map that gives an overview of the Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee recommended/OTC-approved projects.
In August 2020, ODOT received 99 applications from across the state for the SRTS Competitive Construction Grant Program, totaling $73 million in needed safety improvements. The Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee recommended a list of projects for the Safe Routes to School Construction Competitive Grant Program for the Oregon Transportation Commission’s consideration. At its recent meeting, the OTC approved the recommended list.