CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
|FOR RELEASE: December 18, 2007||
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
Fax: (860) 594-3066
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program
Awards $1 Million for SRTS Projects
The SRTS program objective is to encourage more students in elementary and middle schools (Grades K-8) to walk and bike to school, as opposed to other transportation alternatives; thereby encouraging a more healthy lifestyle.
Local communities promoting walking and biking to nine schools will be supported by the construction of the following projects:
F.A. Berry, Anna Rockwell, RMT Johnson, and
Sidewalk, sight distance and crosswalk improvements in education park and along
Sidewalk construction, curb ramp installation, crosswalks and signage on Glen
Street, just west of
Traffic calming measures, sidewalk construction; installation of handicap
accessible ramps, school zone signs and crosswalks.
In March 2007, the Department solicited applications statewide for SRTS infrastructure projects. As part of the application process, eligible schools were required to have a documented SRTS Master Plan. Selected projects will participate in a 100% federally funded cost reimbursement program managed through the Department.
For more program information, please visit the Connecticut SRTS website: www.ctsaferoutes.org
You can also contact the Department’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Ms. Sharon Okoye, at (806) 594-2367 or by email at email@example.com