Summary: S.1156 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1156. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (05/21/2009)

Safe Routes to School Program Reauthorization Act - Amends the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) to reauthorize appropriations for FY2010-FY2014 for the safe routes to school program.

Revises program requirements to specify children kindergarten through 12th grade as the ones to be benefited by the program.

Revises apportionments to replace the current specific dollar amounts with formulae.

Includes projects for other nonmotorized modes of transportation besides walking and bicycling as noninfrastructure-related projects.

Authorizes states to set-aside up to 10% of apportioned funds for infrastructure improvements that create safe routes to bus stops located outside of the vicinity of schools.

Requires any state that receives an apportionment of funds to form a multidisciplinary state advisory committee.

Prescribes requirements for the treatment of noninfrastructure and infrastructure projects.

Requires the Secretary of Transportation to: (1) develop and implement a comprehensive plan for evaluating the effectiveness of safe routes to school; and (2) establish a working group of federal agencies, states, and stakeholders to examine the issue of school siting.