Wayfinding signage is one type of
project eligible for funding
through the grants.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
Metro has announced the availability of $2.1 million in federal grants through the Regional Travel Options (RTO) program. The money is set aside for both government agencies and non-profits for small-scale projects that promote biking, walking, and taking transit.
In this past, this grant program has funded projects like TriMet's Open Trip Planner, Sunday Streets in Wilsonville, bike shelters in Forest Grove, walking maps and wayfinding signage in Tigard, and much more.
In an announcement yesterday, Metro included a more detailed list of eligible projects:
- Training or hiring staff or volunteers to promote transportation options to residents and employees.
- Helping businesses promote travel options to employees and coordinating outreach activities of partner’s employer and commuter programs.
- Supporting facilities for bicycling, walking, or running to work.