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    National Safety Council to award an additional three years of Road to Zero Coalition Community Traffic Safety Grants

    On November 11, the National Safety Council (NSC) announced it would award an additional three years of Road to Zero Coalition Community Traffic Safety Grants using funding provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Community Traffic Safety Grant Program is a partnership between NHTSA and the NSC Road to Zero Coalition, which aims to eliminate all traffic fatalities by 2050. The program awards funding to projects, programs and research that advance the Coalition’s mission.

    Road to Zero Coalition members, including counties, are eligible to apply for funding under the program to implement evidence-based countermeasures, support a Safe System approach, and perform necessary research to address traffic fatalities and improve traffic safety. Many counties have already begun to implement local vision-zero programs, working with public and private stakeholders to reduce the number of traffic deaths on local roads.

    As owners and operators of 44 percent of public roads and 38 percent of bridges, safety is always at the forefront of local decision-making. Traffic safety is an issue felt acutely in rural counties, given that while only 19 percent of Americans live in rural areas, nearly half of all roadway fatalities occur on local rural roads. Community Traffic Safety Grants will help support the ongoing mission of county officials to ensure the safety and security of the national transportation network.

    On November 11, the National Safety Council (NSC) announced it would award an additional three years of Road to Zero Coalition Community Traffic Safety Grants using funding provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
    2021-11-30
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    2021-11-30
Road to Zero Community Traffic Safety Grants program receives NHTSA funding to support three years of grants Owning and operating 44 percent of public roads and 38 percent of bridges, safety is always at the forefront of local decision-making

On November 11, the National Safety Council (NSC) announced it would award an additional three years of Road to Zero Coalition Community Traffic Safety Grants using funding provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Community Traffic Safety Grant Program is a partnership between NHTSA and the NSC Road to Zero Coalition, which aims to eliminate all traffic fatalities by 2050. The program awards funding to projects, programs and research that advance the Coalition’s mission.

Road to Zero Coalition members, including counties, are eligible to apply for funding under the program to implement evidence-based countermeasures, support a Safe System approach, and perform necessary research to address traffic fatalities and improve traffic safety. Many counties have already begun to implement local vision-zero programs, working with public and private stakeholders to reduce the number of traffic deaths on local roads.

As owners and operators of 44 percent of public roads and 38 percent of bridges, safety is always at the forefront of local decision-making. Traffic safety is an issue felt acutely in rural counties, given that while only 19 percent of Americans live in rural areas, nearly half of all roadway fatalities occur on local rural roads. Community Traffic Safety Grants will help support the ongoing mission of county officials to ensure the safety and security of the national transportation network.

About Jessica Jennings (Full Bio)

Associate Legislative Director – Transportation and Infrastructure; Liaison to the Rural Action Caucus

Jessica serves as associate legislative director for transportation and infrastructure. In this role, Jessica staffs NACo’s Transportation Policy Steering Committee and works with county officials from across the nation to set organizational priorities and policies for transportation and infrastructure issues that affect local governments.

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