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Safe Routes To School Program

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Safe Routes To School (SRTS) is a Federal-aid Highway Program administered in Arkansas by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD).  It was created by the Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) and signed into public law in 2005.  The purpose of the program is:

- To enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school;
- To make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, thereby encouraging a healthy and
--- active lifestyle from an early age; and
- To facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel ----consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.

Three 3 types of projects have been established: Start Up, Education, and Infrastructure. The SRTS Advisory Committee evaluates all of the applications and determines which applicants will receive funding.

Links To Safe Routes To School Resources

National Center for Safe Routes To Schools

America Walks

National Center for Bicycling and Walking

Safe Routes To School National Partnership

League of American Bicyclists

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Federal Highway Administration

Contact Information

Kimberly Sanders
Interim Safe Routes To School Coordinator
Email: Kim.Sanders@ardot.gov
Phone: (501) 569-2020
Fax: (501) 569-2597



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