The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted the 2015 Active Transportation Program (ATP) Guidelines. The ATP Cycle 2 Call-for-Projects is now open: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/atp/cycle-2.html. Project applications are due to Caltrans by June 1, 2015 (postmark date).
In October 2013 Governor Brown signed legislation creating the ATP in the Department of Transportation (Senate Bill 99, Chapter 359 and Assembly Bill 101, Chapter 354). The ATP consolidates existing federal and state transportation programs, including the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA), and State Safe Routes to School (SR2S), into a single program with a focus to make California a national leader in active transportation. The ATP is administered by the Division of Local Assistance, Office of Active Transportation and Special Programs. There are multiple goals and anticipated co-benefits of the program including enhancing public health, increasing the proportion of trips accomplished by biking and walking, increasing safety and mobility for non-motorized users, and ensuring that disadvantaged communities fully share in the benefits of the program. For more information about the ATP program view: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/atp/index.html
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Please direct any Safe Routes to Schools questions to Kevin Atkinson at (916)653-6920 email@example.com.