The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced this week that North Carolina would be receiving $8.15 million in federal grants to help reduce traffic deaths.
The $8.15 million will be distributed to a dozen cities, towns and regional planning organizations in the state from the US Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets for All Program.
Of that $8.15 million coming to North Carolina, Greensboro will receive $755,500 – the third highest grant in the state. The state’s largest city, Charlotte, was the big winner in the grant distribution and will receive $4.4 million, while Raleigh, the state’s second largest city, will receive $800,000. Fayetteville will receive $404,000 and Durham $400,000. Other communities receiving funding from this federal grant program include Kannapolis, Boiling Springs, Knightdale, Leland, Clemmons, The Land of the Sky Regional Council and Triangle J Council of Governments.
Greensboro and the 10 other towns, cities and regional planning organizations are to use the money to develop new plans to reduce traffic fatalities. Charlotte’s funding will allow it to implement an existing plan to reduce traffic deaths.
The new plans should help reinforce the NC Vision Zero effort that is already underway in some communities, with the goal of eliminating traffic deaths and injuries.
NC Transportation Secretary Eric Boyette said in the press release, “Preventing deaths on North Carolina Roads is our top priority. We’re grateful anytime our federal partners can assist with funding to help protect our citizens.”
Director of the NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program Mark Ezzell said, “Road fatalities area big problem in North Carolina and nationwide. These grants will help communities solve this crisis by giving local community groups the resources they need to make roads safer for all users.”
The $8.14 million to North Carolina is part of the US Department of Transportation’s $800 million Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant Program, which allocates a record amount of funding to improve roads and address traffic fatalities.
Oh boy, can’t wait to see how the east greensboro city council puts this money to good waste.
Let me guess. . . . .the city will put out a request for “non-profits” to apply for grants.
This money net is part of why the he Federal Government has. Deny off $31 trillion dollars . This kind of thing should be paid for locally.
So true. Giveaways to states by the federal government is one way of keeping control of the states. The federal government is too big and too powerful. For those who dislike the highway building going on around us, look no further than the federal government, not state funds. At least 70% of the cost is paid with federal funds. The federal government dangles money in front of states to get the results the federal government wants. True for education too.
Don’t be deceived : this is a part of the Left’s undeclared war on motorists.
In plain English, this money will facilitate absurdly low speed limits, road ragers (“traffic calmers”) like humps in the road, the choking of roads with unused bike lanes, and draconian enforcement measure like speed cameras.
They aim to make driving as miserable frustrating, and costly as possible, because the Left despises and resents the private automobile.
This is an assault on our rights as motorists.
Hope Greensboro will use the money to purchase cameras to catch drivers running red lights.
Always look before entering a junction.
A camera won’t stop a scofflaw.
“Greensboro Receives Federal Grant To Reduce Traffic Deaths”
So we are getting some of our own money from Washington. I guess we should be overjoyed and vote for the party that pretends to give us something free.
I hope some little part will be used to teach safe pedestrian practices, such as walking toward traffic and wearing light-colored and reflective clothing. We were taught that in school, since most of us walked or biked to school