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|FOR RELEASE: October 18, 2012||
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Connecticut Department of Transportation Awards $3 Million to Local Communities through the Safe Routes to School Program
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing the award of $3.1 million in federal transportation funds for six local projects through the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program.
SRTS awards will be used for infrastructure improvements to provide safety for students in nine schools in six communities with improvements, such as sidewalk installation, bike lanes, multiuse paths, bumpouts, textured pavement, school zone signs and pavement markings.
To view the list of infrastructure awards, click here.
CTDOT has administered the SRTS program since 2006, and has awarded more than $8 million in project funding for 20 construction projects which will serve a total of 29 schools in 16 communities around the state.
"Nearly half of the SRTS projects previously awarded have been constructed”, said Sharon Okoye, CT Safe Routes to School Coordinator, “improving the safety for over 7,000 students in towns and cities such as Manchester, Fairfield, New Britain and Stamford.” By providing a safe environment, more kids will be enabled and encouraged to walk and bicycle to school, resulting in healthier children while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle congestion.