Uneven Start For Safety Funding

By Ken Mcleod | June 9, 2023
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In 2021 the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) created a new rule for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), the largest dedicated source of safety funding in the United States.  The new rule – called the Vulnerable Road User Special Rule (VRU rule) – requires states where 15% or more of traffic deaths are deaths of…

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New State Transportation Alternatives Funding Fact Sheets

By Ken Mcleod | January 26, 2023
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The League of American Bicyclists and the Safe Routes Partnership partnered to review each state’s Transportation Alternatives process and create fact sheets with important data on each state’s process. Please check out our new fact sheets and other resources about accessing federal funds for active transportation. The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides roughly $1.3 Billion each year for safety…

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Highway Safety Improvement Program: What To Know

By Ken Mcleod | May 27, 2022
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The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a major component of federal funding for transportation. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) adopted in 2021 increased funding to HSIP by nearly 30%, providing nearly $3 Billion to states for fiscal year 2022. One of the most exciting policy changes from the BIL for biking and walking safety…

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