The Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee (SRAC) consists of approximately 15 volunteers who have been appointed by the ODOT Director. The members represent topics and organizations like health, ADA, equity, Safe Routes to School Practitioner, School district pupil transportation, Oregon Department of Education, League of Oregon Cities, Association of Oregon Counties, Metropolitan Planning Organization, each ODOT region, law enforcement, ODOT, small city, Oregon Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and Oregon Transportation Safety Committee.
The committee meets at least quarterly and is charged with recommending projects for funding in ODOT’s Safe Routes to School Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure Grant Programs. The committee is advisory to the Oregon Transportation Commission and ODOT.
Meetings are open to everyone.
Accommodations will be provided for individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please email or call LeeAnne Fergason
, 503-986-5805, or call statewide relay at 7-1-1 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Reasonable accommodations such as assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters and materials in large print or audiotape will be provided as needed.
Meetings are held online using Zoom until further notice.
If you wish to give testimony on any topic, including items not on the agenda, please sign up in the way provided at the meeting. A designated public comment time takes place near the beginning of each meeting. People wishing to testify or otherwise present information to the Committee are encouraged to:
- Notify Safe Routes to School Program Manager 24 hours ahead of time with a written copy of your public comment.
- Provide written summaries (18 copies) of information for the Committee, if not submitted 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
- Limit testimony to one to three minutes depending on the number of public comments, recognizing that substance, not length, determines the value of testimony or written information.
- To mail comments in, please use this address:
Attn: LeeAnne Fergason, Safe Routes to School Program Manager
Oregon Department of Transportation
555 13th St NE Salem, OR 97301