Guam – Guam’s Department of Public Works has received a $646,793 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop highway safety programs and improve traffic reporting and record keeping.
Funding from this U.S. DOT formula grant is meant to help communities develop and implement highway safety programs aimed at reducing traffic crashes, deaths, injuries and property damage.
A release quotes Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo as saying: “These funds may be used for a variety of safety initiatives, including conducting data analyses, developing safety education programs, and conducting community-wide pedestrian safety campaigns.”
READ the release from Congresswoman Bordallo in FULL below:
U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Guam $646,793 in Highway Safety Grants
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 20, 2012 – Washington, D.C. –
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded two grants totaling $646,793 to the Guam Department of Public Works (DPW) Office of Highway Safety. The funds were awarded through the DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
$500,000 was awarded through the Fiscal Year 2012 Section 408 State Traffic Safety Information System Improvement Grant program. This grant program: encourages states to improve the timeliness, accuracy, completeness, uniformity, integration and accessibility of their state safety information; encourages linkage of data systems; and improves the compatibility of state and national data.
$146,793 was awarded through FY12 Section 402 State and Community Highway Safety Grants program. This formula grant program assists states and communities in the development and implementation of highway safety programs designed to reduce traffic crashes, deaths, injuries and property damage.
“These funds will help the Guam Department of Public Works will help address various highway safety issues, as well as our island’s traffic safety information,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “These funds may be used for a variety of safety initiatives, including conducting data analyses, developing safety education programs, and conducting community-wide pedestrian safety campaigns. I look forward to the implementation of these funds in improving Guam’s roadways for the safety of our visitors and our local community.”