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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.

MAG Call for Projects:
Transportation Alternatives Non-Infrastructure Safe Routes to School

On January 9, 2014, MAG announced a call for Non-infrastructure Safe Routes to School projects for Fiscal Years 2015, 2016 and 2017. There is approximately $ 400,000 per year available for non-infrastructure projects with a maximum application amount of $45,000. Local schools or other interested in submitting non-infrastructure SRTS projects should contact their city/town/agency representative for more information. A list of local agency contacts is provided in the link below.

Submitted Non-infrastructure SRTS Program Applications

2014 MAG Regional School Crossing Guard Training Workshops

We would like to invite the school crossing guards and 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 29, 2014 in Phoenix, the second will be held on July 31, 2014 in Mesa, and the third will be held on August 7, 2014 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 crossing guards from 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 the cities and towns in our planning area 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 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 in the region recommend this workshop for all K-8 schools within their city limits. Please note that the City of Phoenix will not be holding a separate training event this year.

For event planning purposes we would like to request that interested schools, organizations and individuals register for the workshops indicating the number of attendees requiring Spanish translation services. Please distribute this announcement to all K-8 schools in your district, requesting them to use the enclosed registration form and have it faxed to reach us by July 22, 2014. You may also mail the form to us OR download it from our website at this link and submit via email.

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

Workshop #1

Workshop #2

Workshop #3

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Washington High School Auditorium
2217 W. Glendale Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Thursday July 31, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mesa Convention Center
263 N Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Thursday, August 7, 2014
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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