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Westport to receive $450K in federal grant money for improved traffic safety

Westport recently formed a Traffic Safety Unit made up of officers tasked with mitigating poor driving-related habits.

Feb 13, 2023, 10:42 AM

Updated 490 days ago

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Westport is receiving $450,000 in federal funding to develop a comprehensive safety action plan to make roads in town safer.
First Selectwoman Jen Tooker alongside, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, and members of the police and fire departments held a press conference this morning to announce the allocation of funds.
Sen. Blumenthal says the funding is being awarded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program.
The program was established to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.
First Selectwoman Tooker has been pushing for traffic and pedestrian safety since taking office.
Tooker applied for the grant money last year.
The town recently formed a Traffic Safety Unit made up of police officers tasked with mitigating poor driving-related habits.
Meetings were also held in each RTM district to hear from residents about the different problem areas in town.
The meetings yielded more than 350 suggestions for improving roadway safety.
The findings of the meetings were recently released.


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