Everything listed under: safe-routes-to-school

  • Big Cuts for Government Program to Get Kids to Walk and Bike to School

    A billion dollar government program to get kids to walk and bike to school that was the focus of a Freedom Foundation of Minnesota (FFM) investigation faces sharp funding cuts in the 2012 federal transportation legislation signed into law by President Obama last week. Advocates for the federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program released a statement calling the legislation “a major step backwards” because “bicycling and walking programs suffer large and disproportionate cuts in funding”. Suppor...

  • State Announces More Taxpayer Funds to Get Kids to Walk or Bike to School

          The taxpayers’ tab for the federal program dedicated solely to getting kids to walk and bike to school keeps on climbing. The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota recently revealed that nearly $1 billion had already been allocated for the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Now the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has announced another round of $768,000 in taxpayer-funded grants dedicated to pa...

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