Feds Provide Grants for Safer Streets to Nearly 3/4 of the U.S. Population

Applications are open and money is flowing to cities looking to build safer streets for motorists, bikers, and pedestrians. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the latest round of grants from the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program this month. Grants were awarded to 99 different jurisdictions to fund planning studies and demonstration projects aimed at eliminating danger on the roadways.

The program was created as part of the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — a $5 billion investment over five years. To date, more than 1,000 communities, containing nearly three-quarters of the U.S. population, have received SS4A grants. Two more rounds of awards are expected this year, in August and November, by which point more than half of the program’s funding will have been distributed.

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