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Changes to the built environment through engineering improvements are a critical component of Safe Routes to School.

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SRTS Infrastructure Project Funding Program

Applications for SRTS Infrastructure Projects will be accepted from Friday, October 15, 2021 to Wednesday, December 1, 2021. To access the application, log on to your Massachusetts Project Intake Tool (MaPIT) account. If you do not have an account, please request access here: Request GeoDOT Account.  The Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Application Guidance Document is available to download below. This document details all of the project requirements, application steps, and examples of budgets.  Please review this document in its entirety prior to applying for Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Project funding in MaPIT.


Additional Resources

Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Application Guidance Document (UPDATE: October 14, 2021)

Infrastructure Zoom meeting – October 15, 2021

SRTS Signs and Lines Program

The 2021 Application Period Opens August 18, 2021

The SRTS Signs and Lines Program will provide design services and up to $6,000 in construction funding to a selected municipality for a low-cost infrastructure project around a public elementary or middle school. The goal of these projects is to eliminate small barriers that students encounter when walking, bicycling, or using a wheeled mobility device to get to school. Examples of a Signs and Lines Project could include the purchase and installation of new signage or pavement markings. This is a reimbursement-based funding program; MassDOT reimburses the municipality for eligible spending after the project is complete. Please review the 2021-2022 SRTS Signs and Lines Guidance Document prior to beginning the application.

Program Timeline

  • August 18, 2021: Application period opens
  • August 18, 2021 at 2 PM: Informational Webinar
  • September 17, 2021 at 5 PM Eastern: Application period close

Additional Resources


POP-UP Projects for Safe Routes to School


Pop-up Projects for Safe Routes to School document image.

This guide explores how schools can use pop-up demonstration projects to improve safety on and around campus.  These temporary activations, often referred to as tactical urbanism can be used to promote walking and biking to, from, and around campus. You will find examples of local, national, and international projects, tips to support implementation efforts, and links to additional resources.

Pop-up Projects for Safe Routes to School

Engineering Forum

In November 2018, the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program held its first Engineering forum. The forum covered topics including:

  • Tools used to identify built environment needs
  • A beginner's guide to transportation infrastructure around schools
  • A discussion of how a recently installed crosswalk was successfully constructed in Ashland
  • The fundamentals of infrastructure funding
  • The new infrastructure application process

Completed Projects

MassDOT Project # Engineering Project Status School Name Municipality
606229 Completed Amherst Regional Middle School Amherst
606229 Completed Wildwood Elementary School Amherst
605794 Completed Cyrus E. Dallin Elementary School Arlington
606044 Completed Peter Thacher Elementary School Attleboro
608000 Completed John Glenn Middle School Bedford
606521 Completed Ross ES Braintree
606519 Completed Brookfield School Brockton
605874 Completed Hansen Elementary School Canton
606259 Completed Browne Middle School (Chelsea) Chelsea
606259 Completed Wright Academy Chelsea
606225 Completed Richardson Olmsted Elementary School Easton
607998 Completed Madeline English School Everett
608001 Completed Carlton M. Viveiros Elementary School Fall River
607242 Completed South Street Elementary Fitchburg
608790 Completed Marcella Kelly Elementary School Holyoke
608002 Completed Alexander B. Bruce School Lawrence
605870 Completed Bowman Elementary School Lexington
606227 Completed Henry J Robinson Middle Lowell
606227 Completed S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School Lowell
607441 Completed Manchester Memorial Elementary School Manchester-by-the-Sea
607716 Completed Jordan/Jackson Elementary School Mansfield
607920 Completed Glover Elementary School (Milton) Milton
608747 Completed Abraham Lincoln Elementary School New Bedford
608747 Completed Ashley Elementary School New Bedford
608792 Completed Edward G. Molin Elementary School Newburyport
608792 Completed Rupert A. Nock Middle School Newburyport
606520 Completed Bowen Elementary School Newton
607776 Completed North Andover Middle School North Andover
605634 Completed Jackson Street School Northampton
605875 Completed West Memorial School Peabody
606908 Completed Silvio O. Conte Community School Pittsfield
606222 Completed Walter S. Parker Middle School Reading
607999 Completed Garfield Elementary School Revere
607999 Completed Garfield Middle School Revere
608743 Completed Bates Elementary School Salem
606216 Completed Hatherly Elementary School Scituate
607892 Completed Arthur D. Healey School (PK-8) Somerville
607453 Completed William E. Norris School Southampton
605876 Completed Stoneham Central Middle School Stoneham
605872 Completed Stanley Elementary School Swampscott
606516 Completed Dolbeare Elementary School Wakefield
608004 Completed Hosmer Elementary School Watertown
607449 Completed Downey ES (Westwood) Westwood
608003 Completed Lawrence W. Pingree Primary School Weymouth

Programmed Projects

MassDOT Project # Engineering Project Status School Name Municipality
610652 In progress Roberta G. Doering Middle School Agawam
610652 In progress Robinson Park Elementary School Agawam
609531 In progress M. Norcross Stratton Elementary School Arlington
608911 In progress Roger E. Wellington Elementary School Belmont
610537 In progress David A. Ellis Elementary School Boston
612079 In progress Hugh Scott Streiber Elementary School Chicopee
609510 In progress George H. Englesby Elementary School Dracut
609518 In progress Leroy Wood Elementary School Fairhaven
612101 In progress Mary Fonseca Elementary School Fall River
610672 In progress Elm Street School Gardner
609528 In progress Millbury Street Elementary School Grafton
610670 In progress Harwich Elementary School Harwich
612002 In progress Community Day Arlington Elementary School Lawrence
609529 In progress Frances Drake Elementary School Leominster
609517 In progress Blueberry Hill Elementary School Longmeadow
608835 In progress Brooks Elementary School Medford
612001 In progress Roberts Elementary School Medford
609530 In progress Burke-Memorial Elementary School Medway
609530 In progress Medway Middle School Medway
610533 In progress Nantucket Elementary Nantucket
610533 In progress Nantucket Intermediate School Nantucket
611997 In progress Horace Mann Elementary School (Newton) Newton
610546 In progress Brayton Elementary School North Adams
609515 In progress Bridge Street Elementary School Northampton
612100 In progress Beachmont Veterans Memorial School Revere
612080 In progress Rebecca M. Johnson Visual and Performing Arts Elementary School Springfield
608829 In progress Wilkins Elementary School Stoughton
608791 In progress Vinson-Owen Elementary School Winchester

Additional Resources