Safe Streets All Grant Awarded
We are updating our Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP) with grant funding from the Safe Streets for All (SS4A) Grant Program.
Metro was awarded a $2.4 million federal SS4A grant for a joint application submitted by Metro, Washington County, the city of Tigard, and Multnomah County in partnership with the cities of Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale and Wood Village.
The grant supports new TSAPs for the each jurisdiction. It will also support Metro's 2018 Regional Transportation Safety Strategy supplemental planning.
The SS4A grant program receives funds through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also referred to as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The program funds planning and capital initiatives to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.
Agencies must have TSAPs that meet federal eligibility requirements to access future SS4A grants. Our TSAP update will meet meet these requirements.
Our TSAP was last updated in 2016, with findings and recommendations reported in 2018.
The TSAP informs transportation safety in the County. It outlines potential strategies and methods to improve safety issues. Our goal is to reduce road-related severe injuries and fatalities.
The TSAP employs the 4 E's: Engineering, Enforcement, Education and Emergency Response. The advisory committee included law enforcement, emergency responders, transportation experts and community partners.