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Safe Routes To School in Maricopa


Safe Routes to School Programs

The primary goal of the MAG Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program is to help make walking and bicycling to school safer.  All SRTS projects funded by MAG are coordinated through MAG member agencies.

MAG Transportation Alternatives Safe Routes to School Program Overview

In July 2012, the federal government passed the new federal transportation authorization bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) which consolidated several previous programs to create a new federal formula funding category called the Transportation Alternatives Program (TA). The MAG region receives about $4.4 million per year for this program. Two categories of projects or programs can be funded with TA funds: (1) TA Infrastructure Program and (2) TA Non-infrastructure/Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program.

Starting in Fiscal Year 2015, a total of $4,000,000 per year has been allocated for the TA Infrastructure Program and $400,000 per year for the TA Non- infrastructure/Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program.  MAG will be calling for project applications to program funds towards qualifying projects in these two program areas.  All applications for TA Infrastructure or TA Non-Infrastructure/SRTS projects in the MAG planning area must be submitted to MAG by a MAG member agency. Oversight for the TA Non-infrastructure/SRTS program is provided by the MAG Transportation Safety Committee.

FFY 2015 Through 2017 TAP Non-infrastructure SRTS Projects

MAG began programming Transportation Alternatives Program Non-infrastructure SRTS projects in May 2014. At that time, the MAG Transportation Safety Committee set regional goals and objectives for programming this funding. This process identified projects for Priority One: Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Studies; to provide SRTS implementation tools for school administrations, as well as walking and biking route maps, in partnership with the City, County and the community. Priority Two: Support Activity Projects are those that provide funding for education and encouragement materials, crossing guard equipment, etc., to support existing or newly established SRTS programs.

The matrix provided below includes information on all the TAP Non-infrastructure projects currently in programmed in the MAG Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) through FY 2017.

Agency

Year

School Location

Work

Federal

Local

Total

Maricopa County

2015

Countywide at Clovis Campbell, Loma Linda & EAGLE College Prep Elementary Schools

Purchase educational materials, incentives and services

$ 120,793

$ 9,301

$ 130,094

Glendale

2016

Citywide

Develop updated walking and biking route maps

$ 75,346

$ 4,554

$ 79,900

Maricopa (City)

2016

Porter Road

Perform a Safe Routes to School Study and develop walking and biking route maps

$ 75,440

$ 4,560

$ 80,000

Maricopa County

2016

Countywide at Madison Rose, Madison Heights & Joseph Zito Elementary Schools

Purchase educational materials, incentives and services

$ 124,191

$ 9,507

$ 133,698

Phoenix

2016

Eagle College Prep: South Mountain, Harmony, Mesa, Maryvale

Safe Routes to School Support Activity project: Eagles Quest for Safety Vest

$ 28,997

$ 1,753

$ 30,750

Phoenix

2016

Creighton School District/Biltmore Preparatory

Perform a Safe Routes to School Study and develop walking and biking route maps

$ 20,746

$ 1,254

$ 22,000

Surprise

2016

Arizona Charter Academy - Surprise

Perform a Safe Routes to School Study and develop walking and biking route maps

$ 66,482

$ 6,019

$ 72,501

Surprise

2016

Parkview, Countryside and Ashton Ranch Elementary Schools

Perform a Safe Routes to School Study and develop walking and biking route maps

$ 58,466

$ 3,534

$ 62,000

Surprise

2016

Marley Park and Rancho Gabriela Elementary Schools

Perform a Safe Routes to School Study and develop walking and biking route maps

$ 39,606

$ 2,394

$ 42,000

Surprise

2016

Dysart Elementary School District: Citywide

Safe Routes to School Support Activity project: Crosswalk Safety Equipment

$ 10,373

$ 627

$ 11,000

Glendale

2017

Citywide

Glendale Schools Support Activity Project

$ 43,811

$ 2,648

$ 46,459

Maricopa County

2017

Moon Mountain, Nevitt and C.O. Greenfield Elementary Schools

Safe Routes to School Support Activity Project

$ 47,146

$ 2,850

$ 49,996

Phoenix

2017

Eagle College Prep: South Mountain, Harmony, Mesa, Maryvale

Safe Routes to School Support Activity project: Eagles Quest for Safety Vest

$ 47,150

$ 2,850

$ 50,000

Phoenix

2017

Creighton Elementary

Safe Routes to School Support Activity Project

$ 20,229

$ 1,223

$ 21,452

Phoenix

2017

Vista del Sur

Safe Routes to School Support Activity Project

$ 19,332

$ 1,169

$ 20,501

Surprise

2017

Dysart School District

Develop walking and biking route maps

$ 94,300

$ 5,700

$ 100,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total FY2015-2017

$ 952,351

2016 MAG Regional School Crossing Guard Training Workshops

We would like to invite all school crossing guards and any interested school officials that serve in your school district to attend one of three half-day Regional School Crossing Guard Training Workshops that will be held prior to the start of the next school year. The first workshop will be held on July 28, 2016 in Phoenix, the second will be held on August 2, 2016 in Mesa, and the third will be held on August 4, 2016 in Peoria. These workshops are part of a regional effort to help improve road safety. The workshop content was developed in partnership with a number of cities in the Phoenix metropolitan region. We hope to see participation by schools in your district. There is no cost to attend these workshops.

In our role as the regional planning agency for Maricopa County and certain areas of Pinal County, we are working with all cities and towns in our planning region to improve road safety. Improving road safety on access routes to schools has been identified as a regional priority. The support of School Districts is essential to address this issue effectively. These workshops provide basic education and training to school crossing guards, thus meeting a basic but an essential step to ensure that crossing guards do not compromise their own safety nor that of children while performing their duties.

All three workshops will have identical content. We will be providing Spanish translation services for those who need it. Many cities and towns in the region recommend this MAG workshop for all public K-8 schools located within their city limits. Please note that the City of Phoenix will not be holding a separate training event this year.

The intent of this MAG workshop and the associated print materials and video is to provide basic safety training for all school crossing guards as a regional road safety initiative. K-8 schools may utilize this workshop to train their school crossing guards. The responsibility remains with each school for hiring, training, and defining when and where crossing guards are to be on duty.

If you have any questions please contact the event coordinator, Margaret Boone (602) 254-6300 or via email at this linkThank you.

Workshop #1

Workshop #2

Workshop #3

Thursday July 28, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Washington High School Auditorium
2217 W. Glendale Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Tuesday August 2, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mesa Convention Center
Palo Verde Ballroom
263 N Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Thursday August 4, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Rio Vista Recreation Center
8866-A W. Thunderbird Rd.
Peoria, AZ 85301

     

MAG Regional School Crossing
Guard Training Workshop Manual:

Presentations are also available:

View "Guardians of the Future" video online

 
Safe Routes To School in Maricopa

Providing safer routes to school offers a full range of benefits:

  • It's Fun!

  • It's Healthy

  • It's Non-polluting
  • It's Friendly

  • It's Educational

  • It's Economical

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