Promoting safe ways for students to walk and ride to nearby schools, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced Safe Routes to School funding totaling $2.1 million dollars for 15 municipalities in the state.
The funds will be used to improve sidewalks, crosswalks, signs and safe walking and biking educational activities.
The Safe Routes to School Program is a statewide initiative designed to make bicycling and walking to school a safer, more appealing and healthier alternative for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Cities that received funds are:
City of Alcoa
City of Athens
City of Bristol
City of Brownsville
City of Collinwood
City of Hohenwald
City of Medina
Town of Nolensville
Town of Pleasant View
City of Portland
City of Ridgetop
Town of Trimble
City of Tullahoma
City of Winchester
The grants are made possible through a federally funded program administered by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Since 2005, the Safe Routes to School grants have funded improvement projects at 138 schools across Tennessee.
Nationally, more than 14,500 schools have benefited from funds through state SRTS programs.
Thursday, August 21 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:02:08 GMT
While fish is often thought of as the perfect protein, ultra-lean, with loads of heart-healthy fats, the rising presence of mercury in some species causes many to limit or even avoid eating all fish.More
While fish is often thought of as the perfect protein, ultra-lean, with loads of heart-healthy fats, the rising presence of mercury in some species causes many to limit or even avoid eating all fish. More