SRTS Implementing MAP-21

Posted on Oct 10, 2012

From the Safe Routes to Schools newsletter

 

Implementing MAP-21 – the New Transportation Law

Securing Safe Routes Funds – One State at a Time

Since we are now past October 1, that means that the new transportation law, MAP-21, is now officially in effect. We should soon have more guidance from the US Department of Transportation about how states can implement the new Transportation Alternatives program. Stay tuned for more information just as soon as that guidance is out.

Even without that additional information, states are already making decisions and considering their options for Safe Routes to School, bicycling and walking funding. In our latest blog, we have news from eight different states about how advocates are putting pressure on their DOTs to retain and strengthen Safe Routes to School, bicycling and walking funding – and how DOTs are responding.

Even though those eight states have encouraging stories, many states have not yet made their decisions and need to hear from you. If you care about Safe Routes to School, please contact your state campaign lead today and offer your help. Every advocate’s voice matters as we take this fight to each and every state!