Guam Gets $216K DOT Grant to Implement Highway Safety Programs

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Guam – GovGuam has received a $216,147 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation .

Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo says the funds come from DOT’s State and Community Highway Safety Program and will be administered by the Guam Department of Public Works Highway Safety Office.

The funds will be used to develop and implament highway safety programs designed to reduce traffic accidents.

READ Congresswoman Bordallo’s release in FULL below:

DOT Awards Guam $216,147 in Highway Safety Grants
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –January 10, 2012– Washington, D.C. –

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $216,147.50 in federal grant assistance to the Government of Guam. The grant was awarded through the State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program, which is intended to help states and local communities develop and implement highway safety programs designed to reduce traffic accidents, deaths, injuries and property damage. This program is administered by the National Highway Safety Administration and will directly benefit the Guam Department of Public Works’ Office of Highway Safety.

“The formula grant will help address our island’s highway safety problems,” Congresswoman Bordallo said. “This grant highlights the federal government’s continued investment in infrastructure improvements on Guam, and the funds will help the Department of Public Works in carrying out its mission.  I look forward to its implementation increasing the safety of Guam’s roadways.”