MEETING NOTICE ONLY
ODOT District 9 Hosting “Safe Routes to School” Workshop
Chillicothe – As part of Governor Strickland’s ongoing commitment to transportation safety, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is beginning a new application cycle for its widely-recognized Safe Routes to School (SRTS), which serves students in grades kindergarten through eight.
Last year, ODOT awarded nearly $4 million to communities across the state for school crossing signals, bike/pedestrian facilities, educational materials and School Travel Plans. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis to eligible applicants who have ODOT-approved School Travel Plans, have developed their SRTS program and have demonstrated a need for funding to implement portions of the plan.
Eligible applicants include state, local and non-profit organizations, and projects include infrastructure projects, such as bicycle/pedestrian facilities within two miles of K-8 schools, and non-infrastructure projects, such as training, public awareness and traffic enforcement.
To launch the upcoming application program and funding schedule, ODOT District 9 will host an informational and training workshop at its headquarters in Chillicothe.
WHAT: SRTS Informational Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
WHERE: ODOT District 9 Headquarters
650 Eastern Avenue
Additional information is also available via www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Local/Projects/SafeRoutes or by contacting Julie Walcoff at 614-466-3049 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the upcoming meeting, please contact Kathleen Fuller, District 9 public information officer, at 740-774-8834 or via e-mail at email@example.com