Under current law, the Colorado department of transportation administers the safe routes to school program (program). The program distributes federal moneys to local governments and schools for projects to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in school areas. Beginning in state fiscal year 2014-15, the Colorado department of transportation will receive no federal moneys for the safe routes to school grant programs. The bill authorizes the appropriation of state moneys to the program and requires that at least 20% but not more than 30% of the state moneys be used for noninfrastructure projects.
The bill appropriates $3 million of general fund moneys for the program.