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$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


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 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



phone: 213 221-7179



By Lauren Michele

Lauren Michele – Founder/Owner of Policy in Motion – is a policy consultant/advisor and communications strategist, specializing in progressive and non-partisan politics. She helps candidates and clients build campaigns, coalitions, and communication strategies. Lauren has 15 years of experience working with federal, state, and local government agencies; non-profit organizations; foundations; universities; and political/issue campaigns, including a Presidential Campaign and a California State Bond. Ms. Michele has over a decade of experience working virtually both in team and individual environments, with Policy in Motion offices in California. Policy in Motion’s mission is to promote the environmental, economic, and social well being of communities —fostering a sustainable future for all people and the planet.

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