$1.3 million granted to Vermont schools for safety projects

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation today announced that 22 schools received a total of $1.3 million in Infrastructure Awards through the Agency’s Safe Routes to School program.Safe Routes to School is a federally funded safety program that is administered through VTrans. The program, which supplies money for bicycle and pedestrian improvements, has a goal of increasing the number of students who can safely walk or ride bikes to school.‘Safe Routes to School is about kids walking and biking to school regularly, routinely, and safely,’ said VTrans Secretary David Dill.  ‘The program is an opportunity to have schools and communities work together to solve some of their pressing safety, environmental and health challenges.’Competition for funding was stiff, as VTrans received 31 applications for a total request of $2.8 million.  The Agency was able to provide $1.3 million that will aid 19 projects.  Awards were granted to safety projects that include sidewalks, improved crossings, school zone signs, and traffic calming.A complete list of schools and awards is provided below.Seventy schools across the state have participated in the program since the 2006/2007 school year.  Efforts include student and parent surveys regarding transportation behavior and attitudes, as well as safety education.   Schools have also encouraged students to walk and bike to school through the use of chaperoned ‘Walking School Busses’ and regular ‘Walking Wednesdays’ that offer incentives like water bottles and T-shirts.  Participating schools work in partnership with their local governments to identify infrastructure needs on the routes to school.Source: VTrans. 7.14.20102010 Grant Receiving SchoolsSchool NameCityProject DescriptionTotal Guilford Central SchoolGuilfordFeasibility Study$26,500Chamberlin SchoolSo. BurlingtonFeasibility Study$20,000Jericho Elementary SchoolJerichoSidewalk connecting sidewalk on VT 15 to School entrance$175,000Warren SchoolWarrenRadar feedback signs and feasibility study51000Warren SchoolWarrenFeasibility Study$35,000Moretown Elementary SchoolMoretownInstall radar signs, upgrade signage and crosswalk markings$42,000Weathersfield ElementaryWeathersfieldUpgrade signs and radar speed sign$12,000Readsboro CentralReadsboroFunding for construction of additional sidewalk and curbing on VT 100$27,809Barre Town ElementaryWebstervilleUpgrade School Zone signs and erect radar speed feedback sign$33,500Middletown Springs Elementary SchoolMiddletown SpringsConstruction of sidewalk along School House Road$196,000Rutland Middle School & Rutland Intermediate SchoolRultandSign and pavement marking improvements to intersection around School Complex$10,607Saxtons River Elementary SchoolSaxtons RiverConstruction of sidewalk from school to village and bus drop off lane$209,000Champlain ElementaryBurlingtonFeasibility Study$24,000Champlain ElementaryBurlingtonUpgrade signs around school and radar speed sign$23,000Dothan Brook SchoolWhite River Jct.Feasibility study$27,000Waitsfield ElementaryWaitsfieldUpgrades to school signs, radar feedback signs, and intersection improvement near school.$141,000Poultney Jr. Sr. High SchoolPoultneySign upgrade, 4 radar signs$67,100Poultney Jr. Sr. High SchoolPoultney6 foot wide sidewalk, curbing 300 linear feet near jr/sr high school, retaining wall$149,200Malletts Bay SchoolColchesterMulti-Use path to access mallets bay school – small sections and crosswalks$31,537 $1,301,253 Total Awardlast_img read more

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110 Ilonggo OFWs negative for COVID-19

first_img* Tigbauan – four * Sta. Barbara – seven * Barotac Viejo – one * Oton – six * Estancia – one 3. OFWs must have medical certificates that they are asymptomatic and are in good health condition./PN * Leganes – three Of the 8,620,  1, 147 were from Iloilo City; 1,335 from Bacolod City; 1,147 from Aklan; 880 from Antique;  1,285 from Capiz; 361 from Guimaras; 1, 885 from Iloilo; and 580 from Negros Occidental. * Tubungan – two * Badiangan – two * Dingle – two * Batad – three * Barotac Nuevo – five * Zarraga – three * Alimodian – one * Bingawan – one * Cabatuan – six * Guimbal – one 2. OFWs must have certification that they have finished a 14-day quarantine. * Ajuy – one These repatriated migrant workers waited for the results while on quarantine at three separate hotels in Iloilo City. 1. OFWs must have undergone RT-PCR test with negative result conducted within seven days prior to boarding. * New Lucena – one Concepcion, Igbaras, San Dionisio, and San Rafael were the only towns in the province that don’t have repatriated OFWs from this batch. * Lambunao – one * Pototan – six * Maasin – one * Lemery – two * Duenas – one * Mina – one * Janiuay – seven Dr. Maria Socorro Colmenares-Quiñon of the Provincial Health Office said the results of the OFWs’ reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests were released on Aug. 1. * Balasan – one * Anilao – two These were the three requirements for repatriation: * Carles – three * Banate – two * San Enrique – one According to Quiñon, they were allowed to go home in their respective towns on Aug. 2 to complete a 14-day quarantine. Their respective local government units fetched the OFWs from the hotels. As of July 28, there were 8,620 overseas migrant workers repatriated to Region 6, data from the Western Visayas Regional Task Force (RTF) on COVID-19 showed. * Sara – two * Passi City – five ILOILO – A total of 110 recently repatriated Ilonggo overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). * San Joaquin – one * Pavia – 12 * Miag-ao – one Here’s the breakdown of OFWs: * Dumangas – three The Overseas Welfare Workers Administration (OWWA) in Region 6 shouldered their expenses from hotel fees and swab test. The testing of returning OFWs was a requirement set by the RTF in resolutions No. 12, 13 and 14. * Leon – four * San Miguel – two * Calinog – twolast_img read more

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