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Safe Routes to School (SRTS)

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) Federal Transportation Legislation eliminated the dedicated funding for the Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS). The work that was eligible under the former SRTS program is now included in the new Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).  The Texas Transportation Committee proposed for adoption of the administrative rules for the TAP on June 26, 2014. The proposed rules are out for public comment. It is anticipated that the final rules will be presented to the Texas Transportation Commission for approval later this year. 

As outlined in MAP-21, each Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) serving an urbanized area with a population over 200,000 will implement the TAP for the award of funds in that area.  You may contact the MPO in your area to acquire information on the implementation of their TAP funds. 

Resources

The Safe Routes to School National Center is still operating and has many resources available to help communities implement an SRTS program.