In light of the proposed federal transportation bill, which eliminates the TE & SRTS funding programs, it is important to know what these programs have done for our state over the years.
The total TE investment in GA since 1992 is $377,877,809. These funds have been used to improve the downtown shopping districts of cities and towns such as Milledgeville, Baxley, Chamblee, and many others. TE funds have built popular multi-use paths, bicycle lanes, and other bike-ped facilities throughout the state.
Total Safe Routes to School investment in GA since 1995 is $9,633,771. SRTS funds have made hundreds of Georgia schools safer for children to travel to by walking and bicycling.
Above figures from AmericaBikes.org.
It’s clear that both of these programs have improved communities throughout the state, creating more livable, enjoyable environments for Georgia’s citizens and visits.