Harkin, Grassley Announces Nearly $775,000 in Funding to Support Driver Safety in Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Iowa Senators Grassley & Harkin   
Thursday, 17 February 2011 08:25

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 15, 2011 - Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the State of Iowa will receive $773,175 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.

“Iowans should feel safe when they travel on our highway system,” said Harkin.  “These funds will allow Iowans to continue to drive comfortably and safely across our state.”

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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WASHINGTON – February 15, 2011 - Senator Chuck Grassley said today that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded a $773,175 grant to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the funds will be used to support state highway safety programs

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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