December 19, 2017

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced $20.3 million in grants to support improvements for bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity across the state, including $17.8 million in funding under the federal Transportation Alternatives Program.

December 19, 2017

On December 16, the Alexandria City Council adopted the Vision Zero Action Plan. The 58 action items outlined in the Plan lay out the City’s concerted strategy to make streets safe for all users and eliminate all traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by 2028.

December 19, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Safe Routes to School National Partnership has received a grant from the District Department of Transportation’s Vision Zero Grants Program. We look forward to collaborating with DDOT, other District Agencies and local advocates to identify and address barriers to safe transportation.

November 28, 2017

On November 8, 2017 the City of Alexandria released its Vision Zero Action Plan for public review and comment. The 58 action items outlined in the Plan layout the City’s concerted strategy to make streets safe for all users and achieve zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by 2028.

October 24, 2017

International Walk to School Day was held on October 4th, and once again, the students, parents, teachers, and communities in our region responded by participating in impressive numbers. According to the Walk & Bike to School Day website, there were over 460 Walk to School Day events in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia!

October 24, 2017

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) and the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) have approved nine new projects in Maryland to receive $3.8 million in funding under the federal Transportation Alternatives Program. Also known as Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside, this program provides federal capital funding to bicycle, pedestrian, recreational trail and Safe Routes to School projects. 

July 18, 2017

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has announced a new round of Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside funding. This application cycle will include awards for both FY19 and FY20 allocations. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017. Keep in in mind that if you don’t apply this year, you won’t have another chance until November 2019. Do not miss this opportunity to submit your application!
 

June 14, 2017

The BRTB is seeking your comments on its 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) by this Friday, June 23, 2017.

The 2018-2021 TIP lists the regional transportation projects requesting federal funding in the next four years. It includes more than $3 billion in proposed federal, state and local money for highway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects. The funding goes toward maintaining, operating and expanding the transportation system.

July 14, 2015

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) released regional school travel data last week, after a request from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership was fielded for an analysis of the 2008-2009 Household Travel Survey.