In May 2009, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) selected the City of Milton for a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant promoting walking and biking to school. Funding from this grant will support infrastructure projects at Crabapple Crossing Elementary School, Northwestern Middle School and Summit Hill Elementary School. The City of Milton is a partner with these three schools to provide enhanced walking and bicycling opportunities for students.
More about SRTS
On Aug. 10, 2005 the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users Act (SAFETEA-LU) was signed into Public Law (P.L. 109-59). GDOT received approximately a total of $17.2 million through the federal fiscal year (2005-2009). Seventy to 90 percent of this funding must be used for infrastructure projects. Ten to 30 percent of this funding must be used for non-infrastructure programs. The funds will remain available until expended. The 2008 call for applications through GDOT was for infrastructure projects.
The city has developed partnerships with Crabapple Crossing Elementary School, Northwestern Middle School, and Summit Hill Elementary School as part of a Safe Routes to School Team. Through this partnership the city selected specific infrastructure projects to be funded by the SRTS Grant. Some of these projects include:
The city was awarded $500,000 for eligible projects through Georgia Safe Routes to School. These projects must be in public right-of-way. There is no local match required. The city is not responsible for design or preliminary engineering on projects. All of these tasks will be performed by GDOT. The projects awarded are currently underway.
Visit the Georgia SRTS websites for more information:
Read Milton’s 2008 SRTS Grant Application: