Highway Department, Jonesboro MPO to Host 'Safe Routes to Schools' Forum Tonight

NOVEMBER 20, 2006 - Posted at 7:52 a.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - The Arkansas Highway & Transportation Dept., in association with the Jonesboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is hosting an outreach session to inform the community leaders, parents, and schools of a possible funding opportunity available to assist the community in developing "successful Safe Routes to Schools" (SRTS).

The SRTS program is included in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for User.  Its goal is to provide safe environments for children in grades K-8 to bicycle and walk to schools.

Tonight's session begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Allen Park Community Center at 3609 Race Street.