$50 Million from Caltrans Available for Transportation Safety Improvements – 12/09/10 Deadline

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Funds for Transportation Safety Improvements – Bike and Pedestrian projects eligible

HSIP Funds – Deadline 12/9/10

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Good Afternoon,

Help get the word out and encourage local jurisdictions to apply for funds to address roadway safety issues – and make streets safer for students, pedestrians, bicyclists and more on local roads.

There is approximately $50M available for this call. Applications need to be submitted to Caltrans District Local Assistance Engineers by Thursday, December 9, 2010.

HSIP funds are eligible for work on any publicly owned roadway or bicycle and pedestrian pathway or trail that corrects or improves the safety. Some examples include (in no particular order – and longer list can be found on the Caltrans HSIP webpage)

  • Installation and maintenance of signs (including fluorescent yellow-green signs) at pedestrian-bicycle crossings and in school zones
  • An intersection safety improvement
  • An improvement for pedestrian or bicyclist safety or for the safety of persons with disabilities
  • Construction of a traffic-calming feature
  • Transportation safety planning
  • Improvement in the collection and analysis of safety data
  • Construction and operational improvements on high-risk rural roads
  • Conducting road safety audits

Those who are near Los Angeles or Ventura are encouraged to attend the Caltrans HSIP training coming up next week.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Caltrans District 7 Headquarters Building
100 South Main Street, 1st Floor, Room 1.040 B

Thursday, October 21, 2010
9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Caltrans Ventura Satellite Office
950 County Square Drive, Suite 112
Ventura, CA 93003-5442

To find out more and RSVP for these trainings, email Tammi Altamirano at tammi_altamirano@dot.ca.gov or call Dale Benson at at 213-897-2934.

More info on how to apply and applicant guidelines please visit Caltrans HSIP webpage.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Kind Regards,
Jessica Meaney
California Policy Manager
Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Contact Information

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email: jessica@saferoutespartnership.org

phone: 213 221-7179

web: http://www.saferoutespartnership.org

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