WORCESTER - The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) announce a grant award to the City of Worcester of $200,000 from the Safe Streets and Roads for All program. The funding will be used to develop a Safety Action Plan for the city's transportation network.
The plan follows the USDOT Safe System approach to reducing serious injury and fatal crashes. and the elimination of the most serious crash outcomes through both infrastructure and behavior changes.
Once the plan is completed, the city will be eligible for additional funding from $5 billion in funding available to improve the safety of the nation’s streets over the next five years.
“Creating safe streets for people of all ages and abilities is a top priority for Worcester,” said City Manager Eric D. Batista. “We are grateful for the support from the USDOT and look forward to ongoing partnerships as we implement changes to address the inequitable impacts of traffic safety in our community.”