The Federal Highway Administration is providing 82 tribes with $17.5 million from its Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund or "TTPSF" for 94 projects on tribal lands.
The funds, announced on July 5, will be used for safety planning, data improvements and engineering for tribal communities. Grant recipients include:
"Road safety is important to tribal lands," noted Brandye Hendrickson, FHWA's acting administrator, in a statement. "From police response time to building better sidewalks, roads, guardrails and intersections, these funds will help tribal communities better to protect the public."
The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $500,000 in state grants on July 11 under its Railroad Safety State Participation Pilot Grant Program, made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.
July 13, 2018
The Federal Transit Administration opened up a Notice of Funding Opportunity on July 11 for $5 million in fiscal year 2018 grants aimed at supporting transit projects for Native American tribes and Alaska Native villagers in rural areas.
Two recent reports indicate that distracted driving remains a growing problem in the U.S. – yet one that two Northwestern states, at least, are finding can be addressed with stricter distracted driving laws.