CITY OF PHILADELPHIA WINS COMPETITIVE GRANT FOR PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

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Philadelphia, April 25, 2014 – The City of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that the City was selected for a for a $525,000 grant by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to expand pedestrian safety education and enforcement efforts.  Philadelphia is one of only three cities nationally to receive a grant among dozens that applied. Philadelphia was the only city in Pennsylvania that met the criteria to be considered for the grant.

“We reduced pedestrian involved accidents in Philadelphia by 10 percent between 2007 and 2012, but our work is far from done,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter.  “I am honored that NHTSA and FHWA recognized the great working relationship that the City of Philadelphia has with PennDOT. These funds are going to help make Philadelphia a national model for pedestrian safety efforts.”

PennDOT’s Highway Safety Office worked with…

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