UPDATE: The grant package has been submitted to TXDOT. We will be notified in December if our application was accepted. The City would like to thank the many people who took the time to submit their comments online.
The City of Tom Bean is applying for a TXDOT Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program (TA Set-Aside) Grant. The emphasis of this grant is to proactively plan, design and construct facilities to safely accommodate pedestrians. The purpose of the project is to provide a direct connection between important community destinations (such as schools, employment, shopping, and recreational areas) and to increase mobility options. These grants will be selected through a competitive process administered by TXDOT and community input is important. This grant is fully funded by TXDOT.
Our proposed sidewalk would originate from the elementary, cross Highway 11 and then all the way down Hwy 11 and then on to Franklin to the Middle School. This route could safely allow our students to walk safely between the Middle School and Elementary school along with other pedestrian traffic.
If this is something that you feel like would benefit the city and our schools, we would appreciate your support to include in our grant application. Below, you may show your support by taking a moment to fill out and submit a consent form.
Thank you and you are welcome to contact Mayor Sherry E. Howard if you have any questions or need clarification.
Mayor Sherry E. Howard
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