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Safe Routes To School - Engineering

Changes to the built environment through engineering improvements are a critical component of Safe Routes to School. Safe Routes to School offers one source of funding to improve walking and biking conditions near schools.

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SRTS Infrastructure Application

Applications for SRTS Infrastructure Projects were due January 11th, 2019. Thank you to all SRTS Partners who submitted an application. Applications are being reviewed and applicants will be notified when funding awards are decided. To access your application, log on to your Massachusetts Project Intake Tool (MaPIT) account.

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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

Low Cost sign and lines application

The Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program will provide up to $10,000 to a selected municipality for a low-cost infrastructure project around a public elementary or middle school. Eligible costs may include:

  • Engineering design 
  • Purchase and installation of new M.U.T.C.D. signage
  • Installation of new pavement markings
  • Eradication of existing signage and pavement markings 
  • Other low-cost improvements as approved by MassDOT

In the 2018-2019 school year, one municipality was selected to pilot this program.; Based on the successful completion of this project in the spring of 2019, additional projects may be offered.

When fully launched, this program will have a competitive application process. If granted a project, the municipality will be required to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with MassDOT detailing the terms of the project and funding.; The program will include a walk audit, project recommendations, a design sheet, a bid package (if applicable), and reimbursement to the municipality for associated costs of implementing the planned improvements.

Completed Projects

Jackson Street Elementary, Northampton, Project 605634

Dallin Elementary, Arlington, Project 605794

Bowman Elementary, Lexington, Project 605870

West Memorial Elementary, Peabody, Project 605875

Central Elementary, Stoneham, Project 605876

Hansen Elementary, Canton, Project 605874

Hatherly Elementary, Scituate, Project 606216

Wildwood Elementary, Amherst, Project 606229

Thacher Elementary, Attleboro, Project 606044

Browne/Wright Middle, Chelsea, Project 606259

McAuliffe Elementary, Lowell, Project 606227

Bowen Elementary, Newton, Project 606520

Stanley Elementary, Swampscott, Project 605872

Richardson/Olmsted Elementary, Easton, Project 606225

Ross Elementary, Braintree, Project 606521

Brookfield School, Brockton, Project 606519

Dolbeare School, Wakefield, Project 606516

Conte School, Pittsfield, Project 606908

Elm Park School, Worcester, Project 607243

Downey Elementary, Westwood, Project 607449

Memorial Elementary, Manchester, Project 607441

Glover Elementary, Milton, Project 607920

Jordan/Jackson Elementary, Mansfield, Project 607716

North Andover Middle, North Andover, Project 607776

John Glenn Middle, Bedford, Project 608000

South Street Elementary, Fitchburg, Project 707242

Programmed Projects

Healey School, Somerville, Project 607892

Norris Elementary, Southampton, Project 607453

Madeline English School, Everett, Project 607998

Garfield Elementary and Garfield Middle School, Revere, Project 607999

Viveiros Elementary School, Fall River, Project 608001

Hosmer Elementary, Watertown, Project 608004

Pingree Elementary, Weymouth, Project 608003

Bruce Elementary, Lawrence, Project 608002

Ashley & Lincoln Elementary Schools, New Bedford, Project 608747

Kelly Community School, Holyoke, Project 608790

Brooks Elementary School, Medford, Project 608835

Bates Elementary School, Salem, Project 608743

West Elementary School, Stoughton, Project 608829

Vinson-Owen Elementary, Winchester, Project 608791

Wellington Elementary School, Belmont, Project 608911

Nock Middle and Molin Elementary, Newburyport, Project 608792

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