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Safe Routes To School in Maricopa


Safe Routes to School Programs

The primary goal of the MAG Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program is to help make walking and bicycling to school safer.  All SRTS projects funded by MAG are coordinated through MAG member agencies.

MAG Transportation Alternatives Safe Routes to School Program Overview

In July 2012, the federal government passed the new federal transportation authorization bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) which consolidated several previous programs to create a new federal formula funding category called the Transportation Alternatives Program (TA). The MAG region receives about $4.4 million per year for this program. Two categories of projects or programs can be funded with TA funds: (1) TA Infrastructure Program and (2) TA Non-infrastructure/Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program.

Starting in Fiscal Year 2015, a total of $4,000,000 per year has been allocated for the TA Infrastructure Program and $400,000 per year for the TA Non- infrastructure/Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program.  MAG will be calling for project applications to program funds towards qualifying projects in these two program areas.  All applications for TA Infrastructure or TA Non-Infrastructure/SRTS projects in the MAG planning area must be submitted to MAG by a MAG member agency. Oversight for the TA Non-infrastructure/SRTS program is provided by the MAG Transportation Safety Committee.

2017 MAG Regional School Crossing Guard Training Workshops

We would like to invite all school crossing guards and any interested school officials that serve in your school district to attend one of three half-day Regional School Crossing Guard Training Workshops that will be held prior to the start of the next school year. The first workshop will be held on July 27, 2017 in Phoenix, the second will be held on August 1, 2017 in Peoria, and the third will be held on August 3, 2017 in Mesa. These workshops are part of a regional effort to help improve road safety. The workshop content was developed in partnership with a number of cities in the Phoenix metropolitan region. We hope to see participation by schools in your district. There is no cost to attend these workshops.

In our role as the regional planning agency for Maricopa County and certain areas of Pinal County, we are working with all cities and towns in our planning region to improve road safety. Improving road safety on access routes to schools has been identified as a regional priority. The support of School Districts is essential to address this issue effectively. These workshops provide basic education and training to school crossing guards, thus meeting a basic but an essential step to ensure that crossing guards do not compromise their own safety nor that of children while performing their duties.

All three workshops will have identical content. We will be providing Spanish translation services for those who need it. Many cities and towns in the region recommend this MAG workshop for all public K-8 schools located within their city limits. Please note that the City of Phoenix will not be holding a separate training event this year.

The intent of this MAG workshop and the associated print materials and video is to provide basic safety training for all school crossing guards as a regional road safety initiative. K-8 schools may utilize this workshop to train their school crossing guards. The responsibility remains with each school for hiring, training, and defining when and where crossing guards are to be on duty.

If you have any questions please contact the event coordinator, Margaret Boone (602) 254-6300 or via email at this linkThank you.

Workshop #1

Workshop #2

Workshop #3

Thursday July 27, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Washington High School Auditorium
2217 W. Glendale Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Tuesday August 1, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Rio Vista Recreation Center
8866-A W. Thunderbird Rd.
Peoria, AZ 85301

Thursday August 3, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dobson High School - North Lobby Auditorium
1501 W. Guadalupe Road
Mesa, AZ 85202

     

MAG Regional School Crossing
Guard Training Workshop Manual:

Presentations are also available:

View "Guardians of the Future" video online

 

FFY 2015 Through 2017 TAP Non-infrastructure SRTS Projects

MAG began programming Transportation Alternatives Program Non-infrastructure SRTS projects in May 2014. At that time, the MAG Transportation Safety Committee set regional goals and objectives for programming this funding. This process identified projects for Priority One: Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Studies; to provide SRTS implementation tools for school administrations, as well as walking and biking route maps, in partnership with the City, County and the community. Priority Two: Support Activity Projects are those that provide funding for education and encouragement materials, crossing guard equipment, etc., to support existing or newly established SRTS programs.

The matrix provided below includes information on all the TAP Non-infrastructure projects currently in programmed in the MAG Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) through FY 2020.

Agency Year TIP ID Location Work Federal Local Total
Glendale 2017 GLN17-470 Citywide Glendale Schools Support Activity Project $ 43,811 $ 2,648 $ 46,459
Maricopa County 2017 MMA17-470 Moon Mountain, Nevit and C.O. Greenfield Safe Routes to School Support Activity Project $ 47,146 $ 2,850 $ 49,996
Phoenix 2017 PHX17-421 Eagle College Prep: South Mountain, Harmony, Mesa, Maryvale Safe Routes to School Support Activity project: Eagles Quest,for Safety Vest $ 47,150 $ 2,850 $ 50,000
Phoenix 2017 PHX17-471 Creighton Elementary Safe Routes to School Support Activity Project $ 20,229 $ 1,223 $ 21,452
Phoenix 2017 PHX17-472 Vista del Sur Safe Routes to School Support Activity Project $ 19,332 $ 1,169 $ 20,501
Surprise 2017 SUR17-470 Dysart School District Walking and Biking Maps $ 94,300 $ 5,700 $ 100,000
Avondale 2018 AVN18-701 Garden Lakes Elementary, Estrella Vista STEM Academy, Michael Anderson Elementary, Littleton Elementary, Canyon Breeze Elementary Safe Routes to School Studies $ 96,186 $ 5,814 $ 102,000
El Mirage 2018 ELM20-701 Riverview
Elementary, Dysart Elementary, Thompson Ranch Elementary
School Speed Display Signs $ 38,192 $ 2,308 $ 40,500
Florence 2018 FLO18-701 Anthem
and Florence K-8
Safe Routes to School Studies $ 39,606 $ 2,394 $ 42,000
Maricopa
County
2018 MMA18-701 David Crockette Elementary, Encanto Elementary, Clarendon Elementary, Montebello Elementary Walk-N-Rollers SRTS Support Activity Project $ 47,150 $ 2,850 $ 50,000
Maricopa
County
2018 MMA18-702 Tumbleweed Elementary, Maryland Elementary, Lowell School, Moon Mountain Elementary SRTS Support Activity Project $ 47,150 $ 2,850 $ 50,000
Scottsdale 2018 SCT18-701 Citywide Safe Routes to School Coordinator $ 47,149 $ 2,850 $ 49,999
Surprise 2018 SUR18-702 ACA, Imagine Prep, Imagine Rosenfield Schools SRTS Support Activity Project $ 15,667 $ 947 $ 16,614
Surprise 2018 SUR18-704 Ashton Ranch, Countryside, Parkview Elementary SRTS Support Activity Project $ 15,677 $ 948 $ 16,625
Surprise 2018 SUR18-701 Kingswood, West Point, and Sonoran Heights Elementary SRTS Support Activity Project $ 15,677 $ 948 $ 16,625
Surprise 2018 SUR18-703 Kingswood, West Point, and Sonoran Heights Elementary Safe Routes to School Studies $ 73,000 $ 4,413 $ 77,413
Avondale 2019 AVN19-702 Rio Vista Elementary, Corte Sierra Elementary, Avonale Middle, Lattie Coor Elementary, Eliseo C. Felix Jr Elementary Safe Route to School Studies $ 96,186 $ 5,814 $ 102,000
Maricopa
County
2019 MMA19-702 David Crockette Elementary, Encanto Elementary, Clarendon Elementary, Montebello Elementary Walk-N-Rollers SRTS Support Activity Project $ 47,150 $ 2,850 $ 50,000
Maricopa
County
2019 MMA19-703 Tumbleweed Elementary, Maryland Elementary, Lowell School, Moon Mountain Elementary SRTS Support Activity Project $ 47,150 $ 2,850 $ 50,000
Scottsdale 2019 SCT19-701 Citywide Safe Routes to School Coordinator $ 47,149 $ 2,850 $ 49,999
Surprise 2019 SUR19-703 ACA, Imagine Prep, Imagine Rosenfield Schools SRTS Support Activity Project $ 21,739 $ 1,314 $ 23,053
Surprise 2019 SUR19-704 Ashton Ranch, Countryside, Parkview Elementary SRTS Support Activity Project $ 21,740 $ 1,314 $ 23,054
Surprise 2019 SUR19-705 Canyon Ridge, Cimarron Springs, Sunset Hills, and Western Peaks Elementary Safe Routes to School Studies $ 94,300 $ 5,700 $ 100,000
Surprise 2019 SUR19-702 Kingswood, West Point, and Sonoran Heights Elementary SRTS Support Activity Project $ 21,740 $ 1,314 $ 23,054
Avondale 2020 AVN20-704 Quentin Elementary, Collier Elementary, Legacy Traditional School, Rancho Santa Fe Elementary Safe Routes to School Studies $ 77,326 $ 4,674 $82,000
Guadalupe 2020 GDL20-701 Frank Elementary School Safe Routes to School Studies $ 20,746 $ 1,254 $ 22,000
Maricopa
County
2020 MMA20-701 David Crockette Elementary, Encanto Elementary, Clarendon Elementary, Montebello Elementary Walk-N-Rollers SRTS Support Activity Project $ 47,150 $ 2,850 $ 50,000
Maricopa
County
2020 MMA20-702 Tumbleweed Elementary, Maryland Elementary, Lowell School, Moon Mountain Elementary SRTS Support Activity Project $ 47,150 $ 2,850 $ 50,000
Scottsdale 2020 SCT20-708 Citywide Safe,Routes to School Coordinator $ 47,149 $ 2,850 $49,999
Surprise 2020 SUR20-704 ACA, Imagine Prep, Imagine Rosenfield Schools SRTS Support Activity Project $ 47,150 $ 2,850 $ 50,000
Surprise 2020 SUR20-705 Ashton Ranch, Countryside, Parkview Elementary Safe Routes to School Studies $ 27,811 $ 1,681 $ 29,492
Surprise 2020 SUR20-703 Kingswood, West Point, and Sonoran Heights Elementary SRTS Support Activity Project $ 27,811 $ 1,681 $29,492
Surprise 2020 SUR20-706 Marley Park and Rancho Gabriella Elementary SRTS Support Activity Project $ 33,241 $ 2,009 $ 35,250
          Total FY2017-2020 $ 1,569,577
Safe Routes To School in Maricopa

Providing safer routes to school offers a full range of benefits:

  • It's Fun!

  • It's Healthy

  • It's Non-polluting
  • It's Friendly

  • It's Educational

  • It's Economical

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