September 18, 2012
Harkin Announces More Than $1.2 Million for Highway Safety
WASHINGTON D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau has been awarded two grants totaling $1,288,410.45 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The funds will support the state’s highway safety and data programs. Harkin is a member of the Appropriations subcommittee that funds the DOT.
“Keeping travelers safe as they drive on our highways is an important part of improving the well-being of all Iowans” said Harkin. “These programs will help educate Iowans about proper highway safety, and aid transportation officials in preventing injuries and saving lives.”
Details of the grants below:
State Traffic Safety Information System Improvement Grant – $500,000 to support state highway safety programs through formula grants each year.
State and Community Highway Safety Grant– $788,410.45 to assist states in improving the timeliness, accuracy, completeness, uniformity, integration, and accessibility of their safety data systems. The grant is incentive based and will be used to address Iowa’s most pressing data system problems.