Have ideas for encouraging people to walk, bike, telecommute, share cars, or take public transit? Want to improve access to these travel options?
Metro’s Regional Travel Options program is offering its next round of grants to groups seeking to encourage people to use other ways of moving around besides driving alone.
Application details, examples of eligible projects and more information is available in the RTO Grant Application Handbook.
Those interested in applying may learn more at an informational session:
Metro Regional Center
Wednesday, Jan. 23
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Now through March 31, interested nonprofits, colleges, universities, public school districts or schools (K-8) and government agencies may apply for the 2019-2022 grant cycle.
The program will award a total of $6.6 million in federal transportation funding.
RTO Grants are intended to carry out the policy direction defined in the Regional Travel Options Strategy, adopted by Metro Council in 2018. Previous projects funded by these grants include programs that:
–Support new and existing Safe Routes to School programs that make it easier for kids and their families to walk and bike to school.
–Reach people at home, work and at popular destinations with information and direct outreach on alternatives to driving alone.
–Support new or emerging technologies that can improve equitable, shared, and active transportation options.
–Use open-street events to help people experience and imagine how we can use our streets.
–Ensure commuters have information on the best way for them to get to work.
Visit the Regional Travel Options grants page to download the Grant Application Handbook. Email Regional Travel Options at [email protected] to receive updates on this grant opportunity, or call 503-757-1757.