PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, FUNDING STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENTATION

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PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, FUNDING STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENTATION

May 2, 2016
Green DOT
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Green DOT has been working with the Karuk Tribe to develop, fund and implement the Red Cap Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project since 2011. In 2011, Green DOT owner Jeff Schwein prepared the Middle Klamath River Community Transportation Plan with grant funding from the Caltrans planning grant program. During this project, the Red Cap Road Bicycle and Pedestrian project was identified as a priority project connecting tribal housing and others to the critical needs and community core of Orleans in Humboldt County. Following up on the identification and conceptual design, Green DOT worked with the Humboldt County Association of Governments and the County of Humboldt to develop a funding strategy. We were instrumental in programming $460K in the 2012 STIP to get the project moving forward. Once the environmental and design work was complete, Green DOT prepared a grant application for the Federal Highway Administrations Tribal Transportation Safety Program (TTSP) and was awarded the largest grant in the country of $872K. This completed the final piece of a cooperatively funded $2.5 million bicycle and pedestrian project combined with a bridge replacement project to provide access and encouragement for biking and walking in this disadvantaged community. In 2015, Construction was completed.

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