Grassley, Harkin announce traffic safety funds coming to Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 April 2011 13:19
WASHINGTON – April 7, 2011 - Senator Chuck Grassley said today that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded a $302,676 grant to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

The Iowa Department of Transportation will use the funds to support highway safety programs.

According to the Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 to carry out safety programs previously administered by the National Highway Safety Bureau.  The agency is charged with improving motor vehicle and highway safety.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 7, 2011 - Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) will receive an additional $302,676  from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  The funds are a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) State and Community Highway Grants to support state highway safety programs. Harkin is a senior member of the Senate panel that funds transportation initiatives.

“Iowa’s highways play and important part in keeping our economy flowing and getting  people where they needs to go quickly, and it is important that people are safe when traveling on these roads,” said Harkin.  “Today’s funding will provide necessary funds so that IDOT can do its job and keep people safe when driving on Iowa’s highways.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a division of the U.S. DOT and oversees all safety initiatives on the nation’s highways.  Their mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce economic costs due to road crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity.

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