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April 1, 2023

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Regional Transportation Council receives $300K Safe Streets grant

By , Columbian staff writer

The Regional Transportation Council received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Safe Streets for All program. The program is designed to reduce crashes and fatalities, especially for cyclists and pedestrians.

The Regional Transportation Council, the metro planning organization for Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties, is one of 16 metro organizations, cities and counties in Washington to receive funding totaling more than $9 million.

“There were 745 fatalities on roads in the state of Washington in 2022, the most in more than 30 years,” Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said. “We must reverse this alarming trend. I created the Safe Streets for All Grant program which will provide 16 Washington cities and counties with this timely federal funding to improve transportation safety planning and build infrastructure that will save lives.”