The California Transportation Commission has released staff recommendations for the awarding of up to $215 million in grants in Cycle 2 of its Active Transportation Program. The grants are designed to help localities fund improvements to promote cycling, walking, and other alternative modes of transportation. Funding will be broken down into three categories: statewide (50 percent), small urban and rural (10 percent), and large metropolitan planning organizations (40 percent). The commission received 617 applications totaling over $1 billion in grant requests. Commission staff narrowed the list down to 86 projects in the statewide category and 27 in the rural/small urban category. The vast majority of recommended projects are in disadvantaged communities. The program will be finalized at the October 21-22 commission meeting.

Source: CP&DR News Briefs