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Getting Started - Everything You Need to Initiate a Local SRTS Program

Meet the coordinator: John Corrigan, the state coordinator, will travel to meet with interested people in their communities. Using a PowerPoint presentation, he will give an overview of the program, answer any questions, and discuss local issues. He will also put you in touch with a Regional Planning Commission for technical assistance and help with preparing a travel plan and funding application. Meetings can be scheduled at the convenience of local leaders, with early morning and evening appointments available.

For a description of a typical community meeting, read an article from the Jan. 14, 2010, edition of the Bridge Weekly Sho-Case: Bath learns about Safe Routes to School. (Used with permission.)

Preliminary School Survey: Use this optional form to indicate your school or community’s interest. The coordinator will use the contact information to schedule meetings with local leaders.

Parent and Student Surveys: This link connects to the survey forms developed by the National Center for Safe Routes to School. Use them to gather data for the "Evaluation" part of the "5Es." Use of the in-class and parent surveys (and submitting the data to the national center) is required for grant applicants. The information becomes part of a national database when the information is keyed in through a Web site or the forms are scanned by the national center. Look in the "Evaluation" section in the column on the right side of the page for:

SRTS Flyer: a brief description of the program. (Note: this document is formatted for double-sided printing, tri-folded).

"Getting Started, A User’s Guide": This is a seven-page detailed introduction to the SRTS program.

Worried about liability? Read the tip sheet developed by the National Center for Safe Routes to School.

Reimbursement Funding Information:

All availabel SRTS funds have been awarded. Applications for startup and travel plan grants continue to be accepted whenever communities are ready to initate a local SRTS program. New startup and travel plan awards will be made if nand when existing sponsors return unused funds to the program. See the Federal Funding page for application forms and scoring criteria.

Travel Plan Format Note: The travel plan format includes a section on preparing a map of existing and proposed safe routes between schools and residential neighborhoods. More information about mapping …

LPA Manual: "LPA" means "local public agency." This new guide includes everything you need to know about administering a SRTS or other locally administered program after a reimbursement grant is awarded.

NHDOT recognizes that the manual will need be updated and improved as users gain experience with it. We are committed to revising it twice a year, if needed. Local sponsors and members of the public are invited to submit comments to the NHDOT Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance, NHDOT, 7 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03302-0483. Comments may be e-mailed to Bureau46@dot.state.nh.us.

 

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