Wednesday, September 14, 2011

State Announces another $21M in Federal Flex Funds for Bike/Ped/Transit

Almost exactly a year ago, ODOT announced the first application round for $21M in Federal Flexible Funds.

Salem unfortunately didn't win any.

But round 2 has just been announced!

A July 7th letter from ODOT Director Matt Garrett to the Oregon Transportation Commission explains the vision:

Mostly it's the same as the first round, but the sections on "sustainability" have been amplified and separated into two components: "Environmental Sustainability" and "Community Livability and Sustainability."

With the Bike Plan update, there's an even larger universe of projects! Hopefully Public Works can assemble a strong, competitive, and visionary proposal.

Application deadline is October 20th.

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