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Rep. Grim Announces $160,000 for Toledo Through ODOT's Safe Routes to School Program

July 27, 2023
Michele Grim News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Michele Grim (D-Toledo) today announced that Toledo will be awarded $162,880 in Fiscal Year 2024 through the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. This program provides resources and project funding to encourage and enable students in grades K-12 to walk or ride their bike to school.

“I am happy to see funding from ODOT’s Safe Routes to School Program reach Toledo to develop new transportation methods for our children traveling to school. These funds will ensure that students in Toledo who walk or bike to school will benefit from these infrastructure upgrades and give more students the option to travel in a safe and environmentally friendly way,” said Rep. Grim.

Funding made available for the Safe Routes to School Program will be used toward infrastructure upgrades, such as sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and traffic signal upgrades. Funding may also be used for non-infrastructure projects, including education materials, driver safety campaigns, walk and bike safety instruction, and more.

Toledo will be awarded the following funds in Fiscal Year 2024:

  • $48,060 for proposed projects that will benefit Washington Local Schools, including National Walk and Bike to School Day events, District-Wide Walk and Roll Wednesdays, Bicycle Fix It and Safety Programs and safety education of students and families.
  • Toledo Public Schools will receive $114,820 in funding for Walk and Bike to School Day event toolkits, Walk and Roll Wednesday toolkits, Walking School Bus toolkits, and Bike Fix It Program toolkits. Funding will be used to develop a School Travel Plan update for the twelve district high schools.