STAFFORD N.J. – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced that Stafford Township will be receiving $992,000 to provide safe and active methods of transportation to school – like walking or biking – through the Federal Highways Administration’s Safe Routes to School Program.
“I’m proud to have helped deliver nearly a million dollars to Stafford Township for this important program that helps keep our kids healthy and safe,” said Congressman Kim. “This is ultimately an investment in New Jersey infrastructure and I’m glad that the Safe Routes program is investing in active ways for students to get to and from school. Ensuring our community has the resources needed to succeed is my favorite part of this job, and I’m glad to have helped deliver these funds to Stafford.”
The Safe Routes to School Program is meant to improve children’s health by promoting walking and biking to school safely. This program would also improve safety by reducing traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution. The Safe Routes to School Program is administered by the New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization. Congressman Kim was proud to work with Stafford Township to help support their pursuit of this grant.
“The greatest asset in our community is our children and ensuring their safety is one of my highest priorities,” said Stafford Township Mayor Gregory E. Myhre. “The Safe Routes to School grant will help us implement many much-needed improvements to the pedestrian infrastructure in Stafford Township. I would like to thank all who worked so hard to make this possible”
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