Important Note: The following information applies to Safe Routes to School project awards from the Federal SRTS Cycles 1, 2, 3 (FY 2007 – 2011) and California SRTS Cycles 1 – 10 (FY 2000 – 2012).
This page is designed to help SRTS Non-Infrastructure Programs navigate Caltrans websites to assist in managing their project.
Still need help? Contact your TARC Regional Coordinator for assistance.
Key Caltrans Guidance Documents for NI Projects
- Caltrans SRTS Webpage: Caltrans’ Federal SRTS program website includes program guidelines, approved project lists, and links to Federal Transportation Improvement Program information.
- Key Caltrans Publications
- Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) describes the various procedures required to access state and federal funds.
- Local Assistance Program Guidelines (LAPG), Chapter 24 discusses requirements and details of specific Caltrans Local Assistance Programs, including SRTS. Guidelines are updated with each funding cycle.
- Caltrans Office Bulletins provide latest program and procedure updates
- SRTS NI Eligibility List
Caltrans NI Project Forms
- Caltrans forms including LAPG and LAPM forms in Word
- SRTS NI Progress Report (from Caltrans)
- SRTS NI Project Close Out Executive Summary (from Caltrans)
Caltrans Project Delivery Status
- SRTS/SR2S Project Delivery Status: Caltrans maintains a project milestone checklist where you can verify that your project is meeting delivery requirements. Contact your Caltrans District SRTS Coordinator if you have questions regarding your project status.
Project Evaluation Tools
All recipients of California SRTS Federal funds are required to collect data as part of a National Evaluation of Federally Funded SRTS programs.
Evaluating your Safe Routes to School program can take many forms, but may always come down to answering the question, “Is our Safe Routes to School program doing what it intended to do?” Do you want to know if more children at a school are walking and rolling as a result of your efforts? Are you interested in seeing if the students at your school understand important safety behaviors? Do you want to increase the number of organizations involved in your Safe Routes to School partnership? Conducting an evaluation of your SRTS efforts can help you meaningfully and reliably answer these questions.
To effectively evaluate your efforts, evaluation planning should be part of your SRTS programmatic planning. To help you get started, please visit the links below for SRTS evaluation guides and tools. If resources permit, you may want to consider hiring a professional evaluator.
- National Center for Safe Routes to School Evaluation Guide
- National Center for Safe Routes to School – Data Submission and Access Portal
- Sonoma County Safe Routes to School Program – Evaluation Link
TARC is funded by Caltrans through a statewide SRTS Non-Infrastructure project to provide technical assistance, training, and support to SRTS non-infrastructure programs.