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Posts Tagged ‘Advocacy Advance’

How Metropolitan Planning Organizations Plan for and Fund Bicycling and Walking Investments

Monday, January 14th, 2013

ADVOCACY ADVANCE
The new transportation law, MAP-­21, gives Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) more responsibility for distributing federal transportation funds. MPOs serving areas with more than 200,000 residents are required to use a competitive process to select projects for funding through the Transportation Alternatives Program.

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Getting a Fair Share for Safety from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
California

ADVOCACY ADVANCE
This report examines some of the states that have successfully dedicated federal safety funds to reduce bicycle and pedestrian fatalities and crashes. In a number of cases, advocates have taken a leading role in ensuring the transportation agency had prioritized road safety projects for non‐motorists. Hopefully, these experiences will help advocates and officials in other states access this untapped resource for badly needed bicycle and pedestrian safety projects.

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