Students loading transit
May 22, 2018
Youth Pass – typically a free or heavily subsidized transit pass for high school students – is a smart extension of any city's successful Safe Routes to School work, which focuses traffic safety education on elementary students. For high school students, Youth Pass is the logical next step to helping reduce congestion and reliance on vehicles, provides independent travel options, and builds future transit riders.
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May 9, 2018
During the month of May, you have the opportunity to help shape Oregon's new Safe Routes to School program. Read our comment letter.
April 24, 2018
The Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles held its first meeting in Salem on April 18th. Between now and September 15th, the task force will need to create a recommended framework for autonomous vehicle policy in Oregon, which is not currently addressed in state law.
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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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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!
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 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

In the spring of 2017, House Bill 2017 passed in the Oregon State Legislature, dedicating $10 million annually for Safe Routes to School infrastructure, increasing to $15 million annually in 2023.

November 28, 2017

UPDATED: Applications Due: Friday, December 15, 2017 COB

Join the Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) and use your professional talents and personal passion for advancing safe walking and bicycling to and from schools and in daily life, to improve health outcomes and create equitable, livable, sustainable communities for all.

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November 27, 2017

The Oregon Legislature's state transportation funding plan invests in cleaner, healthier transportation options for Oregonians, including ongoing dedicated funding for Safe Routes to School. Since the passage of HB 2017 last July, the Oregon Transportation Commission and Oregon Department of Transportation have been busy getting ready to invest this new transportation revenue, including improvements to how Safe Routes to School funding is spent in Oregon.