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Thanks to prior planning and continued public input, the City will be seeking approval from the Council to submit grant applications for the 2019 Active Transportation Plan (ATP).
"We thank all those who attended the public meeting, watched via Facebook Live, or completed our online survey," shared Dolores Verduzco, Community Development Financial Analyst. "Everyone's input was very appreciated and was a key part of our process."
At the June 20th public outreach meeting, the public was presented with the full list of potential projects. Through the Facebook Live stream, the City took questions, comments and shared the information for the online survey that would allow the public to vote on what projects should be submitted.
From the 11 projects proposed for potential consideration, the following projects were selected to apply for funding:
- Safe Routes to School Project ($1,400,000 estimated cost)
- Location A - Linwood Elementary
- Location B - La Joya Middle School
- Location C - Houston Elementary
- Location D - Valley Oak Middle School
- Goshen Trail ($9,600,000 estimated cost)
- Location - Camp Drive to Giddings Avenue, a total of 6.0 miles
- Mill Creek Trail ($345,000 estimated cost)
- Location - Between Chinowth Street to west of Demaree Street, a total of .2 miles
As part of Cycle 4 of the Active Transportation Program, the City will pursue projects totaling $11.3 million. If approved by Council to be submitted, the grant applications will be submitted to both Caltrans and the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG).
"Projects not selected for the current Cycle 4 funding, as well as projects identified through this public process, will be reconsidered for future potential projects for Cycle 5 of the Active Transportation Program," added Verduzco.
The California Transportation Commission will announce the projects that were selected for funding in January 2019; the exact date is not yet available.