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April 17, 2018
In April, the RAC confirmed the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR), which will now go to the Secretary of State so that it can be ready for public comment on May 1, 2018. There will be a public hearing on May 15 in Salem. Additionally, the committee provided initial guidance for the first funding allocation, application timeline, and focus areas for the grant funding.
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April 10, 2018
Last night the Salem City Council approved the Winter-Maple Neighborhood Greenway - the first family-friendly bikeway in the City of Salem! The 2.5-mile route passes near and directly by several schools where, currently, students do not have access to safe routes to walk, bike or roll to school. The Winter-Maple Neighborhood Greenway will transform the area and provide these new opportunities to students and people of all ages. Together with the Director of the Oregon School for the Deaf (OSD) and OSD students, we were successful in advocating for the inclusion of both speed humps and a reduced speed limit to 20 mph near the OSD Campus, which was not included in previous drafts of the plan.
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April 9, 2018
Every few years, Multnomah County updates a 20-year plan of roads to improve. Crosswalks and signals, guardrails, wider shoulders, turn lanes, bicycle and walking paths, and more — your voice can shape what’s built five, 10, and 20 years from now. Come share what you know about County roads and what you need from them.
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March 30, 2018
SKATS is updating the RTSP, starting with revised goal statements. What are your goals and priorities? Weigh in now!
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March 27, 2018
The National Partnership facilitates regional active transportation networks (ATNs) in several locations with regular meetings. These ATNs serve as an informational hub for community based organizations and public agencies to share information on best practices and upcoming funding competitions, and to engage in increasing active transportation investments and policy. Join us!
March 27, 2018

The 2017-2021 Strategic Plan for Eugene-Springfield SRTS Program was released in December 2017, and we are excited to share what’s in store! The Eugene-Springfield SRTS program is a coordinated regional approach to serving the three largest school districts in the metro area: Bethel, Eugene 4J & Springfield Public Schools. The Strategic Plan outlines priorities for the next four years, and gives an idea of what we might expect to see in all three districts.

February 27, 2018
In February, the RAC finalized definitions and approved changes to the Oregon Administrative Rule for Safe Routes to School. The Rule will now go to the Oregon Transportation Commission on March 15.
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February 21, 2018
Additional $5 million in federal funds allows SKATS to update their 2018-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Projects include upgrades for people walking & biking. Join the conversation! Public comments are due February 27, 2018.
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February 7, 2018

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is pleased to announce that Kaiser Permanente is awarding a two-year grant of $1.26 million to advance Safe Routes to School initiatives and policy nationwide and in specific regions.

January 25, 2018

Now through Feb. 17, tell leaders what or how you would focus investments in our transportation system.

We all use our system of throughways, roads, bridges, sidewalks, bikeways, and transit and freight routes. So, we should all get a say in how we create a transportation system that is safe, healthy, reliable and affordable. Regional leaders want to know how you would prioritize the next 20 years of transportation investments. 

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