|Published: 9:37 AM, 10/30/2012
||Last updated: 9:45 AM, 10/30/2012
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NASHVILLE-Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee
Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer Monday announced
Safe Routes to School funding for the city of Newport totaling $164,400 for
improvements at a local school.
The Safe Routes to School Program is a statewide
initiative designed to make bicycling and walking to school a safer, more
appealing and healthier alternative for students in kindergarten through eighth
"Safety is a crucial component in our efforts to promote
a healthier lifestyle for Tennessee children," Haslam said. "The Safe Routes to
School Program helps create safer walking and biking environments for students
and funds activities to encourage children and their parents to increase their
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