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Governor Haslam announces $2.1 million in Safe Routes to School grants

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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
  • Anderson County
  • 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.

Learn more about the Safe Routes to School Program at the Tennessee Department of Transportation

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