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Making Sense of Infrastructure Stimulus, Earmarks, and Surface Transportation Reauthorization

For national news followers, it’s hard to open the paper (err - scroll Twitter) and not be bombarded with headlines about President Biden’s plans for infrastructure stimulus and the re-emergence of earmarks after a decade-long moratorium. We are paying close attention to these developments, however, our organization’s federal advocacy efforts remain focused on the reauthorization of a surface transportation bill.

Designated Projects, AKA Earmarks

Reps. Brownley and Espaillat’s Safety Bill Gets Stronger with Reintroduction

The first quarter of fiscal year 2021 has come to a close, which means we have updated our quarterly State of the States TAP implementation tracking spreadsheet.

The 117th Congress Takes Strong First Steps Toward Improving Walking, Biking, and Rolling

The start of the 117th Congress has been eventful to say the least. Between the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th, the Democrats re-gaining control of the Senate with the election of Senators Ossoff and Warnock in the Georgia runoff, former President Trump’s second impeachment, and the inauguration of President Biden, it can be hard to keep track of the flurry of new bills being introduced by members of Congress.

Innovative Library and Parks Department Partnership Demonstrates Safer Connections for People and Parks via Highway Bridge

War Memorial Park is a beautiful park in Little Rock, Arkansas, located near multiple public amenities like the Children’s Library and Learning Center, Little Rock Zoo, and a public splash pad. With support from a Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities grant and technical assistance from the Safe Routes Partnership, the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) and Little Rock Parks and Recreation partnered to overcome racial and physical division to reconnect the Children’s Library neighborhood, a primarily Black neighborhood, with War Memorial Park.

Safe Routes to School During COVID-19 Survey

The Safe Routes Partnership is hosting a series of listening sessions for our Safe Routes community to connect and share what changes have occurred in your programs over the past year. We're seeking input from Safe Routes to School practitioners, caregivers, advocates, and volunteers who are willing to participate in one of four listening sessions, which will be scheduled in late February and early March.

Safe Routes Success in Kauai Community

The Problem

Kamali’i is a dead-end street in the rear of Kilauea School in Kauai, Hawaii. Although “No School Drop Off” signs are posted clearly on the gate and reiterated through newsletters, personal requests, and various other methods, parents still drop off their children at the back of the school. The issue is that there is no place to safely turn around so cars must backup down the street. It causes chaos, congestion, and unsafe situations for children trying to walk or bike safely to school as well as residents of the street.