One Hundred applications, equaling over $73 million in grant requests were received for next round of construction grants during the solicitation for the Safe Routes to School Competitive Construction Grant Program.
Draft rule update: Public comment welcomed and hearing set for Sept. 15
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Safe Routes to School program. To address these concerns, the SRTS committee has drafted an amendment to the Safe Routes to School Rule (OAR 737-025). This amendment
allows cities and counties to better meet the cash match requirement when applying to the Safe Routes to School Competitive Construction Grant Programs. In addition, the amendment increases efficiency and speed when approving needed projects for the Safe Routes to School Rapid Response Construction Grant program that helps address urgent safety concerns after a serious or fatal injury to a bicyclist or pedestrian.
- September 1 through September 21: Public comment period is open on the proposed rule update
- September 15: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Online public hearing. RSVP to email@example.com.
- October 22: Oregon Transportation Commission considers draft rule amendment for adoption.
More information about the Safe Routes to School Competitive Construction Grant Program and the Rapid Response Construction Grant Program is available on the Safe Routes to School Program site.
If you need materials in an alternate format or another type of accommodation to participate in these processes, please contact LeeAnne Fergason at