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Safe Routes to School
WisDOT announces annual Saris Cycling Group poster
WisDOT is again collecting posters from fifth-grade students as part of a national poster contest to promote the numerous benefits of bicycling. The theme of this year’s contest is based on John F. Kennedy’s famous quote, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” The contest, which is sponsored by Saris Cycling Group, awards top prizes such as a free bike or a trip to the National Bike Summit in Washington D.C. Please note that all entries must be postmarked by March 7, 2014. More information is available on the Saris web site.
Information on the Safe Routes to School web site applies only to projects awarded during or before calendar year 2013. See the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) web site for current information.
On December 3, 2012, Governor Walker announced approval of approximately $3,388,573 in SRTS awards, which will assist 17 Wisconsin communities with Safe Routes to School projects in 2013. Of the 17 projects, five are for planning purposes, while 12 are for infrastructure and non-infrastructure improvements to support existing Safe Routes to School programs.
SAFETEA-LU was recently revised by Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), the federal transportation act that was signed into law on July 6, 2012. MAP-21 provisions took effect on October 1, 2012. SRTS programs remain eligible for federal funding pursuant to MAP-21. MAP-21 integrates SRTS-type projects into the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP); a more comprehensive funding category. Separate funding and administration of SRTS programs is not a component of MAP-21 legislation.
Please see Section E of Federal Highway Administration guidance for a list of categories that are eligible for TAP funding. Please see the TAP web site for information regarding training for SRTS infrastructure projects.
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