Senate Safe Routes to School Bill

נשלח 26 באפר׳ 2011, 0:36 על ידי Sustainability Org
25/4/2011
 
Senate Legislation Aims to Sustain Safe Routes to School

On April 12, 2011, twelve Senators—led by Senators Harkin (D-IA), Sanders (D-VT), and Merkley (D-OR)—introduced legislation (S. 800) to sustain and strengthen the federal Safe Routes to School program.

It’s a tough environment in Congress these days with so much attention on cutting spending—so this legislation helps send a strong message that the federal Safe Routes to School program should be preserved. S. 800 would:
  • Maintain Safe Routes to School as a standalone transportation program; 
  • Sustain funding at the FY09 level of $183 million per year given high demand and need for the program; 
  • Add limited eligibility for high schools and bus stop safety; 
  • Improve project delivery and reduce overhead by addressing regulatory burden; and 
  • Add a research and evaluation component.

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