The City was awarded a federally funded Safe Routes to School Grant, coordinated by the Rye YMCA, in the amount of $223,952. Thanks again to the YMCA for year-after-year spear-heading initiatives that better our community.
The projects included in the grant are: Pedestrian Activated Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons, Theall/Osborn Road Intersection Pedestrian Improvements, Grace Church Street Intersection Pedestrian Improvements, and Milton School Sidewalk Safety Improvements.
A preliminary meeting with NYSDOT was held to review project implementation, schedule and reimbursement under the Federal grant program. The timeframe for the projects is dependent on NYSDOT requirements, but the City hopes to complete the projects in 2014.
In a related update, the new crossing guard program instituted by the City has been going exceedingly well in terms of overall performance and manning of posts which has greatly reduced the need to use police resources for crossings.