HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is seeking applications to plan, develop, implement and evaluate eligible Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects. A call for applications is available at the following link.
SRTS is an international effort to increase safety and promote walking and bicycling to/from school. The federally funded SRTS program was established by Section 1404 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), signed into law in 2005. This is HDOT’s fourth call for applications to award SRTS federal funds provided by SAFETEA-LU.
Eligible recipients of SAFETEA-LU Section 1404 funds to be used for SRTS projects are limited to state, local and regional government agencies, including schools and school districts, and non-profit organizations. Applications will be accepted only from these entities. Recipients of SRTS federal funds will be responsible for all aspects of project implementation as HDOT’s role is as an oversight capacity only.
Eligible SRTS projects and activities shall directly support increased safety and convenience for students in grades K-8 to walk and/or bicycle to/from school. In addition, all projects that use SRTS federal funds shall comply with applicable federal, state and local provisions.
Applications must be received by Dec. 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the following address:
Department of Transportation, Highways Division
601 Kamokila Boulevard, Rm 602
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Attention: Tara Lucas
For more information on the SRTS federal program in Hawaii, please visit http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/srts/.