The Capital District Transportation Committee is making $25,000 in federal planning funds available to assist in small-scale transportation safety education and training programs. The Capital Coexist Traffic Safety Ambassador, or “mini-grant” program has funded 34 different bicycle and pedestrian safety projects since it launched in 2016. This year the program has been redesigned to include regional safety emphasis areas like vulnerable users, road user behavior, speed, and other areas identified in the CDTC Local Road Safety Action Plan and New York State Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. Capital Coexist 2.0 will be an important tool in implementing CDTC’s New Visions 2050 goals of moving the region toward the elimination of transportation related deaths and serious injuries, support education and training for common safety problems in the region, and increase the number of trips made by walking, bicycling, and transit.

The program solicitation can be found here. Eligible organizations can apply for up to $5,000 in funding assistance for their traffic safety project or program to be completed by December 31, 2021.  A fillable form and application can be completed and submitted electronically, emailed to, or delivered to the CDTC office by January 29, 2021. The program Guidebook outlines eligible project types and ideas for developing proposals and brainstorming ideas for improving traffic safety in your community.